Christian astronaut Victor Glover is quoting Psalm 30 in his recent post with pictures of a sunrise from the space station.
"Took these photos today, I love sunrises and sunsets. Can you see the bands of color? They remind me of the scripture in Psalm 30, “weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.” It seems darkest just before sunrise," Glover posted to Instagram.
Glover is one of seven people aboard the International Space Station orbiting the earth right now.
According to an article from Christian Headlines, "Glover made headlines in November when he was part of a four-person crew that launched aboard a SpaceX rocket to the space station in what was only the second manned NASA/SpaceX mission in history."
He is making strides for a few other reasons as well. Glover is the first black astronaut to live on the ISS for an extended period, and he will be there for a total of six months.
Glover also made headlines as he brought communion cups and a Bible into space. He will be attending virtual church alongside many people earthbound, due to the pandemic and restrictions.
"I will probably continue in what we’ve been doing: virtual service, virtual giving, reading my Bible and praying," he says in an interview with the Christian Chronicle.
The husband and father of four was selected to go to space in 2013. This is his first mission in space.
"This time has really helped me to focus on what really is most important. What do I really have to be doing right now? And I realized how important it is that I really make sure that my family is not just prepared for this mission, but is prepared for life,” Glover told the Christian Chronicle last year during an interview.
"That's what a parent's job is – understanding the role of God in my life, and God's authority and my submission to that, and the love and support and encouragement that that can create in my life."