by Stephen Whitney

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Divine Providence - Part 1 (9 of 40)
Series: Ecclesiastes
Stephen Whitney
Ecclesiastes 3:1-4

On November 2, 2005 Jeffery Schrock was driving south on Highway 395 outside of Spokane in his pickup with his five children when a pickup headed north crossed the grassy median and hit his truck head-on.

Pronounced dead at the scene were Carmen age 12, Jana age 10,
Carinna age 8, Jerryl age 5 and Craig who was 2. The children were wearing their seat belts, but because the crash was so sever
even the seat belts did not save their lives.

The father was in serious condition at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane. The family were members of the small Pine Grove Mennonite community about 45 minutes north of Spokane. The
community gathered to support Carolyn Schrock, the children's mother who was due with their sixth child next month.

Carolyn said she would not sue the driver of the other truck.
She said, "It was God's will . . . God doesn't make mistakes."

A close friend said, "We believe God has control of all things and that people do not always understand why tragedies happen. That fact helps us all to cope with a situation such as here."

Charles Spurgeon (late 1800's) said, "The Sovereignty of God
is the pillow upon which the child of God rests his head at night,
giving perfect peace." We can have peace because we know that
God is in complete control of everything that happens in our lives.


God ordains everything that takes place in our lives and the world.
He is in control of everything so that nothing happens by chance.
The sovereignty of God is the biblical teaching that all things
are under God's control, and that nothing happens without His direction or permission. God works not just some things but all things according to the counsel of His own will and purpose.
Time - Heb. appointed or set time KJB season
Nehemiah 2:6 It pleased the king to send me; so I set a time.
The idea is that some ...

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