The root of sin is indifference with regard to the miracle of life. Modern man thinks to solve all the puzzles are. True scientists, however, realize that they are just a few pebbles on the beach of the ocean have picked up. When we think that we can solve everything disappears respect for Creation.
The religious man is surprised to look at the history and nature. The amazement continues even in finding an approximate cause of a phenomenon. In Psalm 118: 23 is: The Lord is doing; it is marvelous in our eyes.
For a philosopher is that wonder prelude to knowledge. Once the phenomenon has been declared keeps amazement. The prophets wonder is a way of thinking. It is time to move beyond and goes like on. There is no answer.
With advancing civilization takes away our sense of wonder. There is no lack to believe but a loss to amaze. By surprising starts the realization of the Divine. Radical amazement as the entire reality. The fact that we can think. A minimum of perception is a maximum of mysteriousness. Not only unusual but also regular events in nature astonishes the Biblical man. Even his own surprise the Biblical man. Man is humble.
In prayer Jews keep the insights of wonder constantly alive. This is the source of prayer. All the everyday tasks are experienced as spiritual adventures. Every day the man makes miracles with it.
Miracles happen without us noticing them. Faith is it the foundation of the entire Torah. All things and events of both the individual and the community are miracles. Belief in miracles must continue to remain faithful to the dignity of God's Creation. This awareness is the source of all creative thinking.
To appreciate good wonders should we actually get into the skin of a child. For a child is the discovery of something very surprising and will even repeat hundreds of times without having to be sat. As adults we are used to the laws that govern our world. Still, the question remains why these laws just that money and other laws do not surprise us. Who is there not surprise has reached the stage that he is nothing more amazing and thus is all about respect for the Creation lost.
I wonder if the reasoning of a philosopher is true when, as Heschel suggests, this suggests that wonder ceases as soon as the phenomenon is explained. Is it not true that we are thinking phenomena declared to have but it is often later decide something else put together? We come again and again to new discoveries. This phenomenon should make us realize that we just have to always be surprised even if we have declared to think anything.
And even the ordinary, we must continue to amaze us, making us humble respects to God. So we'll even see the unusual in the usual. Also, we will realize that humanity is a growing unit in which the divine rights are recognized. We are heading to the Redemption which will be no longer a dream but an immediate reality.