God is the divine creator. There is an order to things. Even the tiniest spec has purpose. This both comforts and astounds me. Space goes on forever, so do we, and that's a good thing! I feel It's going to take nearly as long to absorb all the amazing sights and vast treasures of intelligence our Father in Heaven has waiting for us.
The following article is from the August 2012 Ensign
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Worlds without Number
by R. Val Johnson
The heavens declare the glory of God.
One of the great truths restored in our day is that we are literally spirit sons and daughters of God. In scriptures brought to light by the Prophet Joseph Smith, we read these words of our Heavenly Father: “I made the world, and men before they were in the flesh”
“I am the Lord God Almighty, and Endless is my name. …
“And worlds without number have I created; … and by the Son I created them, which is mine Only Begotten” (Moses 1:3, 33).
The God we worship is more powerful than we can comprehend. The Father, through His Son, not only created the heavens and the earth but also is the power that sustains those creations. Speaking of the Savior and the light, or power, by which He creates and governs, the Prophet Joseph wrote:
“He ascended up on high, as also he descended below all things, in that he comprehended all things, that he might be in all and through all things, the light of truth. …
“Which light proceedeth forth from the presence of God to fill the immensity of space--
“The light which is in all things, which giveth life to all things, which is the law by which all things are governed, even the power of God” (D&C 88:6, 12–13).
While God is able to comprehend and govern all things, we mortals struggle to comprehend even the most rudimentary of His works. And yet, we are blessed to live in the fulness of times “in the which nothing shall be withheld. …
“If there be bounds set to the heavens or to the seas, or to the dry land, or to the sun, moon, or stars--
“All the times of their revolutions, all the appointed days, months, and years, and … all their glories, laws, and set times, shall be revealed in the days of the dispensation of the fulness of times” (D&C 121:28, 30–31).
In the Beginning
Moving in His Majesty and Power
Great Is Our Lord, and of Great Power
Together, all the galaxies in the visible universe contain an estimated 30 billion trillion stars. Yet that number may be a small fraction of all there are. Evidence suggests that we can see only about 5 percent of all there is (the rest is “dark matter” and “dark energy,” so called because it can’t be seen or detected directly by the instruments we have). The universe, in fact, may be infinite in size.
And God controls it all.
In His Own Image
And scattered among them, as the Prophet Joseph Smith testified, are worlds whose “inhabitants … are begotten sons and daughters unto God” (D&C 76:24; see also Joseph Fielding Smith, “Out of the Darkness,” Ensign, June 1971, 2).
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