When I consider the myriad of stars in the heavens, I can’t help but marvel at the power of God. The starry sky is physical evidence that He created worlds without number. When we view the night sky we are literally witnessing the power and majesty of God.
What makes the cosmos even more fascinating is that God wants to share the cosmos with us. He has already done so with Abraham. The scriptures declare that Abraham has received his exaltation, ascended to a throne, and has become a god. What sort of work is Abraham doing in the cosmos? If I had to guess I would say that he is assisting Heavenly Father with the creation and organization of worlds.
If we live righteously and qualify for the redeeming grace of Jesus Christ, we too will enjoy the same opportunities as Abraham. We will become involved in the celestial effort to create and populate worlds without number. When that day comes, alas we will finally know what is going on with those mysterious globular clusters!
A globular cluster (as shown in the above photo) is an ancient, tightly packed, cluster of stars. Long before dinosaurs and ancient life roamed the earth, even before our sun was formed, large groups of stars coalesced and started orbiting our galaxy. Most globular clusters exist in the halo of our galaxy, the bright bulging region extending out from the galactic center.
Surprisingly there are relatively few globular clusters in our galaxy, only about 200 known to date; yet these clusters contain innumerable stars. Each contains millions of stars so densely packed that the “night” sky would always be bright if our earth was placed within one. Interestingly, however, they contain very few planetary systems because they have low metallic concentrations, and extreme gravitational forces from passing stars would rip planetary systems apart.
So what in the world is going on in these clusters? What purpose do they serve? The scriptures tell us that every space in the cosmos contains a kingdom. What kingdom(s) exists in these mysterious regions of our galaxy, then? Are they mortal-telestial, immortal-telestial, terrestrial, or celestial kingdoms? They hardly seem like ideal zones for mortal-telestial planets. If they are inhabited regions, it would seem that only exalted beings could exist in them, likely on worlds that look to us like stars because they have been celestialized into “seas of glass”.