People look to the stars and think of them as a random arrangement of balls of gas. Beings in other parts of the galaxy may look upon our star the same way.
The truth is that everything in the universe is in a specific place and moves in a specific way to indicate some specific thing. (yeah its specific all right.)
Where do you think we imagined the idea of the clock from? Random guess? The clock is a design inspired by a deep knowledge of the nature of existence. The very thing that enables existence is spin. It is that motion - even in its tiniest form that sparks and sustains life.
Example - picture a skilled person working a hula hoop. Now imagine the hoop is the string in string theory - the string being the smallest component of matter. Imagine the person is invisible, immeasurable. What do you have? A mysteriously spinning hoop so small you can't see it, you can barely measure it and theorize that it exists. This is the foundation of life. It is light.
From this tiny, spinning base of life to the great spin of the universe itself, all of existence is based on spin and spiral. So, a clock is merely a reflection of this and an affirmation of the way the universe moves. It spins on an invisible, immeasurable axis we call God.
So, what are the stars, planets and other bodies in the universe? They are the numbers on the clock. They are the calendar. The great place in which our history and future is recorded. The position of each star at any given second is tied to an event in the universe and on earth. We have only a rudimentary understanding of this now.
The ancient peoples knew this truth of the universe and were easily able to read and understand it. They lived their lives by it, recognized coming events by it, even planned wars and major moves around it.
Today we can barely see the light of our universal clock, thanks to the brilliant lights of cities and modern civilization. Our society clouds our vision of this just as it clouds everything else...