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Tim Brown, professor of preaching at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan tells a story about one of his former students who was also named Tim.

The former student was a successful young man who called one day to tell the professor that he was sick and in the hospital. When professor Tim visited him there, he discovered that Tim was sick with leukemia, a battle that he has since lost. After a few moments by his side in the hospital, Tim, the former student, said to his professor: "I have learned that life is not like a VCR."

"What do you mean?" Professor Tim asked.

"It's not like a VCR, because you can't fast-forward through the bad parts. But I have learned that Jesus Christ is in every frame, and right now that is just enough."

From David Owens' Sermon "With God's Help, I Can"

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