Those two sentiments above appear to be in tension with each other.
To clarify, God’s core and original objective was for us to be in harmonious relationship with Him, but, through free will (yikes).
By ‘Bigger’, i dont think i have any room for any proposition of observable ‘life’ that is beyond His Sovereignty. Everything scriptural about God’s character reaffirms that Humanity is the apple of His eye. Perhaps the 2x greatest commandments are a good testament to this?
In this view, entertaining the idea of extraterstial life ( fun for sure) is a little like wondering if your dad had an affair, or fathered other unknown kids somewhere…it doesn’t line up with God’s character presented by scripture. It also reduces our ‘reverence’ and leads to us thinking that, perhaps we (I) am not so special…or even fearfully/wonderfully made. That is a lie.
Satan’s attempted heavenly coup, and banishment to earth did and has set us and everything well offcourse.