Home Read What's New Join
My Account Login

Read Our Devotional             2016 Opportunities to be Published             Detailed Navigation

The HOME for Christian writers! The Home for Christian Writers!
The Official Writing Challenge



how it works
submission rules
guidelines for
choosing a level


submit your entry
read current entries
read past entries
challenge winners

Our Daily Devotional HERE
Place it on your site or
receive it daily by email.



how it works   Submit

Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: End (02/13/06)

TITLE: In the End
By Amanda D'costa


My Class XI results were out. My dream to get into medicine depended a lot on this. This yearís and the next (Class XII) together would determine my final results. I needed a minimum of 50% aggregate in Science to qualify for a seat after passing the Medical Entrance Exam. Would I make it through?

We stood in line outside our college office waiting for our results. It took ten months for the marks to be released and we were already nearing our Class XII exams. I watched the many expressions on the faces of my friends and the tension around grew even more. My mark list finally in hand; a sunken face and a desperate heart took hold of me. I scored 35% in Physics, 37.5% in Chemistry and 48% in Biology. My family felt that I was a disgrace to them, and my friends, well, thatís another question. I couldnít think of them with more secure futures. There was only a month left before my final exams and I had the option of doing an improvement exam. I had to do something about it and I had to do it fast. Thatís when I decided to take the plunge.

On the way to class, Iíd stop in church and tell Jesus, ďPlease give me at least a first class result. Thank you Jesus.Ē This used to be my daily prayer since my results were out and I felt assured that with my first class result, my seat in medicine was guaranteed. Alas I was in for a big disappointment. I scored exactly 60% marks (not a mark more, not a mark less), but this was not enough for me to get through. I was shattered inside although externally I put up a bold face. Life went on.

I did my graduation in Botany and then my Post Graduate Diploma in Hospital Management. With a spirit often restless, I would find my self wondering whether I was doing anything worthwhile in life.

I married a doctor who eventually did his Post Graduation in Psychiatry. I would always feel for the patients whose cases he would relate to me, and in my own way I would pray for them daily. I would even pray aloud along with some of them whom I got to know personally, and they would trust me enough to bring even the rest of their family members for prayer. These were very enriching experiences for me and eventually I made an outline of the various mental health disorders and fixed days for each Ė for intercessory prayers.

I would always ask the Lord to reveal His plan for me. I havenít worked for many years since my kids were born and I often feel a sense of wasting my youth. Iíd think about it very often and one day it struck me that I was into medicine after all. My husband would administer the treatment medically while I would pray for them, there by administering Godís healing power through intercession. I was indeed into intercessory medicine! What a revelation! My out look of life was never the same.

Today I pray for many people who are sick. I pray over the phone, I pray while at a hospital, I pray even in the train and boat. Even today, I received the news that my aunt is suffering from a tumor in the brain and needs to be operated. I do my part for her. I intercede on her behalf to the one who is our Mighty Healer, our wonderful, never failing Jesus.

I realized that in the end it is the plan of God that matters.

And I am finally into medicine!

The opinions expressed by authors may not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.
Accept Jesus as Your Lord and Savior Right Now - CLICK HERE
JOIN US at FaithWriters for Free. Grow as a Writer and Spread the Gospel.

This article has been read 859 times
Member Comments
Member Date
janet rubin02/21/06
This was nice and made a good point.
Jan Ackerson 02/24/06
I love your conclusion--that you are doing medicne after all! Nice attitude of accaptance of the Lord's will.
Kate Wells02/28/06
Truly, His ways are higher than our ways! He is the Potter...we are the clay. This article makes us remember that!
God Bless you...Kate~