I will definitely ask the Lord when He returns how many stars and planets He placed in heavens. Astronomers estimate there are about 200 billion (200,000,000,000) stars in our own Milky Way Galaxy only. How many galaxies out there? To this question, honest scientists will say they don’t know.
King David composed praise song for the director of music at the Temple of God about 3,000 years ago and explains why God created so many celestial bodies in heavens in Psalm 19:1-6;
1The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
2Day after day they pour forth speech;
night after night they display knowledge.
3There is no speech or language
where their voice is not heard.a
their words to the ends of the world.
In the heavens he has pitched a tent for the sun,
5which is like a bridegroom coming forth from his pavilion,
like a champion rejoicing to run his course.
6It rises at one end of the heavens
and makes its circuit to the other;
nothing is hidden from its heat.
God’s creation has a limit, but God has no limit in space and time. He is greater than all of these. At every whistling breeze, we feel His breath and at every roaring sound of thunder, we hear His majestic voice. At every petal of flowers, we see His Hands of artistry. That’s reason why I love gazing at the night sky with a small telescope and planting trees and flowers in my small back yard. Soli Deo Gloria!