Interesting post and an interesting discussion in general.A great thing about nature as an expression of God's divine nature is that it can be profitably studied and by learning the nature of nature we learn the nature of Him.
Although the exact provenance is not universally accepted and somewhat apocryphal in its exact wording, I’ve nevertheless always enjoyed the quote attributed to biologist J.B.S. Haldane on “Gods Creation”. A version of which appears in his 1940’s book, “What is Life”, in which Haldane discussed the prevalence of stars and beetles:
“The Creator would appear as endowed with a passion for stars on the one hand, and for beetles on the other, for the simple reason that there are nearly 300,000 species of beetle known, and perhaps more, as compared with somewhat less than 9,000 species of birds and a little over 10,000 species of mammals”.
 A quadrillion stars, or a 1 + 24 0’s. Many feel this is a gross underestimation as more detailed looks at the universe are showing even more galaxies than just a few years ago in Haldane’s time.
 Now 350,000+ by more recent data.