In Gospel Doctrine class today, we started the year with a discussion regarding the creation of our planet. As the discussion ensued, I remembered two scriptures, both in Moses.
The first has the Lord speaking to Moses.
“[Worlds] without number have I created; and I also created them for mine own purpose; and by the Son I created them, which is mine Only Begotten.” (Moses 1:33)
Second, Enoch is speaking to the Lord:
“[Were] it possible that man could number the particles of the earth, yea, millions of earths like this, it would not be a beginning to the number of thy creations; and thy curtains are stretched out still; and yet thou art there, and thy bosom is there; and also thou art just; thou art merciful and kind forever.” (Moses 7:30)
Considering all these numberless planets the Lord has created, it is important to remember D&C 76:24.
“That by him, and through him, and of him, the worlds are and were created, and the inhabitants thereof are begotten sons and daughters unto God.”
The point of all this scripture remembering is that given the countless M-class planets like ours the Lord has created, it would certainly seem a waste of space (no pun intended) if ours was the only inhabited one. That being said, it is awesome to try and wrap one’s head around the unfathomable number of spirit children of God’s that have, do and will inhabit the universe.