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The Rev. Dr. Cynthia Weems

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John 3:1-17

Trinity Sunday - Year B

May 31, 2015

The Rev. Dr. Cynthia Weems (UMC)

A few years ago, my husband was in a car accident. Fortunately, no one was hurt. In fact, he was hit while sitting idle at a stop light! But, as anyone who has been involved in an automobile accident can tell you, the experience leads to endless documentation and telephone calls with insurance agents and claims adjustors and body shops. And so it was with us. On one such conversation with the at-fault driver's insurance company about the damage to be repaired, the adjuster said, "This car has surely been in other accidents! At least two of the dents in the passenger door could not have been caused by this accident." We were surprised. The car, although relatively worn and old, had not been in other accidents and we did not remember any prior damage. After much discussion about this matter, it became clear that the insurance company would not pay for what they called "prior damage" and, therefore, would only approve a partial repair of the damage from the accident.

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The Rev. John R. Gunn writes, "Even the shadow of death has its Sun; therefore, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil. The prophet Isaiah declared, 'We all do fade as a leaf.' Yes, but the fading leaves of autumn, live again in the green leaves of spring and like the leaves, we do but fade and die to live again.

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