by Stephen Whitney

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Divine Providence - Part 2 (10 of 40)
Series: Ecclesiastes
Stephen Whitney
Ecclestiastes 3:5-8

The record will show that two young women reigned as the Port Townsend queen in 2007, but having her name on the list won’t entirely make up for a computer problem that gave Chelsea Benner’s crown to her classmate, Dana Perkins.

“Unfortunately, an error in the way the formula was entered into the computer program dropped a score,” Stacy Richards the festival president told the local Newspaper.

The error was discovered when festival organizers in the Olympic Peninsula city were preparing for the 2008 festival and took another look at the 2007 scoring system.

To their shock, they found an error: The scoring system failed to add in one of Chelsea’s four judged categories during the contest. It calculated her finishing in fourth place behind Dana Perkins and the two young women who were named princesses.

The festival association board then decided that both Dana and Chelsea would each receive the $1,500 scholarship money that accompanies the title, plus the queen’s symbols of royalty.

Chelsea said she was shocked to hear the news, but quickly made the royal declaration: “I’m not upset about it at all. Things happen for a reason. By not doing the parades, I had opportunities open up for me over the summer.”

In some of her contest speeches, she talked about her involvement in FFA and 4-H. After last year’s coronation, a local farmer gave her the opportunity of showing cattle and goats at the local fair.
“It all works out.” she said.

She was invited to participate in some parades along with the
new queen, but doesn’t want to anything take away from them. “This was definitely a positive experience after all,” she said.

Everything that happens takes place at the time God chooses.
God is sovereign and therefore he determines what is the right time for every event to take place in life so his will is accomplished.

Providence me ...

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