Friday, February 26, 2016

Something wonderful !

A team from Lalitpur visited us for three days just to encourage us.We had Biju Mathew,Andy Eicher,Pastor Emmanuel and Sharon in the team.They spent the time interacting with the staffs both individually and in small groups.We had an evening of fellowship dinner before which we had a time of thanksgiving,a time of sharing our concerns and putting on paper our vision for the hospital after which we had a time of different ways of praying for the same,cooperately.
'Fellowship for transformation through caring',a powerful vision statement,surely in action.
We enjoyed having the team with us and it was a blessing to hear from the team in various capacities.We had wonderful,sound biblical preaching by Pastor Emmanuel.We had powerful presentation of the spiritual mapping of Lalitpur by Andy,Andy also lead the staffs through a time of cooperate intercession one evening,Sharon spent time with the youth fruitfully and Biju was around just looking through the system and quietly participating.Leela di was busy with the palliative care patients.
We look forward to many more units interacting with us ,visiting us and fellow-shipping with us so that we just don't exist as fragments  of a whole but function as a uniform ,dynamic body ,enjoying the fellowship in Christ ,as we serve together for His glory in different parts of our country.Something wonderful is happening and may the lord be glorified through these interactions.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Grateful heart.






Just the other day one of our juniors visited us .He had worked with us for just nine months as a junior doctor .A diligent and an earnest child ,he visited us because he wanted to thank us .He got through in his post-graduation entrance exams for CMC,Ludhiana for MS ,surgery.He testified in the church about how his short stint in Lakhnadon had been such a blessing in his spiritual walk with the Lord.I was watching it all in a detatched manner amazed at the gratitude in his heart.
The same day I received a message from one of our young nurses from a non-believing background who had returned to her home state about how she missed the Sunday worship time in my house.During our stint in these places we just do what we are supposed to ,we are not exactly perfect but the Lord in His ultimate grace covers us and walks with us even as we walk with the people whom He places in our charge.
These are the times when I often feel extremely overwhelmed by life as such.There have been times when I have prayed to the Lord that this is all too much for me and yet have carried on in His grace alone.It is in those times when I have felt most blessed by His mighty presence.
Our campus is also going through a time of transition.A lot of comings and goings.The news in the media generally ,is nothing to write home about.In all this something precious stands out in golden letters ,the Word of God ,writing our life stories in the book of life ,frail ,weak beings held up by the grace of our Lord Jesus ,in the Holy spirit before the throne of almighty God.In that,we rejoice ,live and breathe.

Monday, February 8, 2016

journey.

As I boarded the train to Delhi  l hastily  mumbled  a prayer  ,that I might  have  intresting  co passengers. There were two small  toddler, a couple ,their  parents, there was another little boy around twelve years of age, unusually composed for his age . He and the gentleman got talking. He was on his way to AIIMS  where his father was  admitted for the past four months with gangrenous bowel and in between the episode had a bout of stroke and a heart attack. He had an older sister and mother  who was with the father. The father was the breadwinner but the boy had temporarily postponed his class ten exams. He was on his way back after selling the crop to fund his father's expense. The  gentleman with us was a garrulous Indian, who immediately took charge of the situation by looking into the Kundli and started foretelling the prognosis. He even offered the boy some dinner which he refused politely.
At midnight our gentleman and his beautiful family of four de boarded in Gwalior. The kid was watching wrestling in his iPhone. Suddenly the boy turned to me and asked,'aunty, are you a doctor,I said 'yes'.Such compassion filled my heart and a sense of immense priveĺlage and gratitude of being in the profession hit me.It wasn't the time to talk because a horde of new passengers were settling in.I offered him some of the fruits I carried with me .That thoughtful little kid on the train gave me a food for thought but most  importantly an immense sense of gratitude to God for making me a doctor.
I have in the recent times been observing how young kids covet and aspire to be in the profession I so carelessly hold.It is a priveĺlage indeed to be a doctor and I thank the Lord for the grace of making me one.