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Time in the Bible: Ecclesiastes 3:1-22
This passages tells us that there is right time for everything. It's been immortalized in poetry and popular music, but it challenges us to look at history and at our own lives from a grander perspective. God is in control of history, and nothing occurs that He has not already incorporated into His plan.

Season in the Bible: Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
Immortalized in song and poetry, this passage teaches that there's a time and place for everything. On the one hand it's a sobering reminder that nothing lasts forever; but it's also encouraging to know that difficult times will eventually but inevitably be followed by times of peace. God is in control of it all.

Blooming Too Soon - #3612
Whether it's a relationship, or finances, or a ministry goal, or getting justice, or meeting a need - wherever you're tempted to try to make it happen - don't. Just remember those blossoms whose instincts told them it was time when it wasn't. If it's blooming too soon, it probably won't make it. But in God's time - which is probably later than yours - in His time, it will be beautiful.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries, Inc. - Your Own 24 - #8257 | Radio Program | A Life That Matters
When I first heard about the TV series, “24,” I thought the idea was a non-starter. I mean, the entire season is about one day, with each show being one hour of that day. A dumb idea, I thought. Well, it shows how much I know. They’re several seasons in now, and the show continues to draw a strong audience. And for Jack Bauer, the hero, the entire season is about just one day.

Springtime in the Bible - a Christian perspective
God is in control of the seasons and the weather. Springtime and its rain come at God's bidding--all of nature is under his control.

Seasons in the Bible: Genesis 1:14-15
When God created the Earth, he established the entire order by which nature would be ruled. Here, he creates the heavenly bodies and establishes the timing of days, nights, and seasons.

Dead and dark seasons
All Christians, even the most eminent servants of God, have their dead and dark seasons--when the life of God seems sunk to so low an ebb as to be hardly visible--so hidden is the stream by the mud-banks of their fallen nature.