Sages of the New Covenant
"He (God) commanded us to preach and testify ..." - Acts 10:42
Born and brought in an ashram in West Bengal, India, his plight to seek God started at an early age of 15 and culminated at the age of 21. In this article, Prof. Tapas Gosh (currently in Germany) explains the road that he had traversed all through the six years search for God and Inner Peace. To read the article, please click on the following link:
Dr Adeline Usha Joshua, wife of the Dr Adeline Usha JoshuaRt Rev. Dr S B JOSHUA, former bishop of Mumbai, Church of North India. and an UK educated medical professional from Bombay shares her Personal Experience. In her sharing, she says: "My illness has been a further step in my journey of Faith. I have learnt to depend more fully on God, to seek His comforting presence & strength, to value relationships and the gift of life which we so much take for granted."
Her story reiterates the importance of regular medical check- ups and the need to listen to our body. It is unwise to ignore any sign of ill-health; however small it may seem at the time.
The following is the synopsis of her story:
Till age 65, she had been enjoying fairly good health. As a gynecologist and obstetrician, she worked in one of the slums in Mumbai to promote women and children’s health by setting up antenatal and well-baby clinics, DOT centre and organising health awareness programmes.
She ignored initial symptoms of fatigue, putting it down to overwork and the aging process. It was only after she began losing weight that she became alarmed.
The ultrasonic examination of the abdomen showed some thickening in a small portion of the large intestine. Doctors first suspected tuberculosis since she was working with TB patients. But, a biopsy confirmed colon cancer. The success of cancer cure lies in its early detection and treatment.
She underwent major abdominal surgery followed by six cycles of chemotherapy at Hinduja Hospital, Mumbai. The support from her doctors, nursing staff, family and friends strengthened her faith in God. She learned to depend more on prayer.
During her chemotherapy, She was advised to stay away from crowded places to reduce the risk of catching infections. she was at home most of the time with few visitors, but plenty of books. The experience brought out courage, patience and endurance in her. It gave her a new understanding of suffering and empathy. She learned to hold on to what is important and let go of what is unimportant.
Cancer treatment is expensive and can drain one’s resources in no time. She received immediate financial assistance from her friends. Those living near the hospital opened their homes to her to spare long trips from her home. A friend brought her food every week and continues to look after her. She learned what it means to belong to one large family. She also learned to value relationships and the gift of life, both of which most of us take for granted.
In this way, cancer has been a new beginning for her. To read the full text, please click on the following link:
God caught him young (5 years), the very first day of going to the school. Mr Rajendran, an Advocate and Correspondent of Kings Park School, Karur, Tamizh Nadu, realized this fact only (after 18 years) at the end of his formal academic endeavor. His story portrays how God speaks.
Please click on the following Link to read the full story of this non-denominational Christian:
In your Faith journey, if you have testimony to share, please send it to us. We shall post it in this page to strengthen the faith of others. Please contact us:
Copyright 2012 - 2015 Sages of the New Covenant. All rights reserved.
Sages of the New Covenant