In a ritual dating to the Gemini program of the mid-1960s, astronauts awake not to alarms but to music chosen by family or friends… The songs may seem frivolous, but the astronauts welcome them as moments of good cheer during their hectic assignments, says astronaut Mario Runco, who’s not part of the Discovery crew. As construction of the International Space Station ramps up and the workload on shuttle flights gets heavier, wake-up songs will serve as a morale booster, says Runco, whose collection has supplied many of the recordings piped up to space… Some spouses choose love songs. Others choose Christian tunes, such as God of Wonders, played last week for Discovery astronaut Michael Fossum.
Imagine waking up, looking at the earth from space and hearing “God of Wonders”.
God of wonders
Beyond our galaxy
You are holy, holy
The universe declares your majesty
You are holy, holy.
I’ve been speaking in our church about our lack of awe and wonder of God. How easy it is for God to become routine and stuffed into a small box of our understanding and comprehension of Him. We need to always come back to a sense of greater wonder in him.
“He who can no longer pause to wonder, is as good as dead.”
“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.”
– Albert Einstein
“One characteristic that marks the average church today is lack of anticipation. Christians when they meet do not expect anything unusual to happen; consequently only the usual happens, and that usual is as predictable as the setting of the sun… We need today a fresh spirit of anticipation that springs out of the promises of God. We must declare war on the mood of nonexpectation, and come together with childlike faith. Only then can we know again the beauty and wonder of the Lord’s presence among us.” – A.W. Tozier