TIME is defined concerning EARTH and the goings on upon it... Love/Hate -- War/Peace -- Sowing/Reaping -- Gathering/Casting away...
Eccl 3:1 -- to EVERY thing there is a SEASON, and a TIME to EVERY PURPOSE ...UNDER... Heaven...
I think what this verse is saying is that under heaven there is a time to every purpose. However, this does not limit time at all. It simply concerns the time that is under heaven. Seeing that time is the regognition of the order in which moments occur, there IS a time to every purpose under heaven. But this does not exclude that there is a time for every purpose in heaven either. That is just not the point Solomon is making.
is the time to everything under heaven, and B
is the time to every purpose IN heaven, that Solomon confirms A
does not mean he denies B
. To deny the latter, Solomon would have said: "There is a time to every purpose under heaven, and no time to any purpose in heaven." But that is not what he said. In fact, the Bible shows us that by order of sequence, God CREATED the heavens and the earth. That was a time to a Godly purpose. As you said, heaven is all around us. God created light, and day and night and the earth and all the beasts while in heaven, because heaven just means He is in a HIGH (which is why the word for "sky" is used) position.
These show that even IN heaven (where God always is, because he didn't get a ladder and climb down from heaven to create anything) there was an order to which God created all things, which themselves are lower than heaven by their nature. In other words, there was a time to God's purpose in heaven, which is why we have an earth in the first place.
Mucho love brother. We may just have different perspectives.