President’s Message

2017 has been eventful. Dark clouds hovered over global issues- social, political, economic, environmental, Joy and sorrow walk hand in hand in life. Uncertainty rules 2018 and beyond. Scripture warns of difficult and challenging times ahead ( Matt 24, Mark 13, Luke 21 ). The world and that of healthcare isn’t heading for utopia.

Think of workplace and immediately, images of a battle-field appears. The heavy weight of rapid change crushes even the strong in spirit. Protocols, deadlines, key performance indices (KPIs), competition in research, relational conflicts, are but a few demands we face at work. What impact then do we have in healthcare? Jesus challenges us, the believers, to be salt of the earth; but if the salt have lost its savor, wherewith shall it be salted? It is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.”( Matt 5:13 )

Why saltless? An unbiblical worldview of ‘secular-spiritual divide’ and poverty in prayer weakens our vocation. Do we give prayer the leftover of our time or treat it as ‘last resort’ strategy, when there is no other way out? Are patients mere recipients of medical care, our research trophies or prized investment?

Aren’t they, like us, by nature, children of wrath ( Eph 2:8 ), and in dire need of God’s salvation? Do we weep over our patients? Yes, healthcare has many praying men, but few men of prayer.

A New Year often begins with reflections, renewed resolutions, and re-alignment of goals. Yet for some, the only change is the date on their desk-top calendar. Time moves on relentlessly. It is unstoppable and non-negotiable.

Let us enter year 2018, watchful, alert and prayerful, as our Lord Jesus instructed us ( Luke 21: 36 ). Pray that our sightless eyes be anointed by God, the Holy One, to see Him as He is, a God of love and the Righteous Judge over the world.

Make it your ambition to pursue a deepening knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ and spiritual maturity, which will lead to stability and prevent one from being tossed about or led astray by fear or false beliefs.( 2 Peter3:18 ).

May His blessings be yours in abundance this New Year.

Dr Boey Mee Leng

Published on Tuesday, May 29th, 2018 under President's Message


God seats on the Throne

In 2016, the Book of Exodus was the bible study guide in our hospital fellowship group. Embedded in its pages is an indelible mark of a King whose authority is evident in every human affair, whether political, economic, social, personal or corporate. There is nothing He does not know nor see.

Leaders, Heads of state, CEOs, hospital authorities come and go. He raises them up and brings them down ( Dan 2:21). God alone remains seated, undisplaced and unchanging. History is in His hands. His Kingdom is unshakeable (Heb 12:27).

We enter the year 2017 filled with uncertainties. The economic turbulence, shifting alliances in politics add to our insecurity. Some settle for ‘whatever will be, will be’ or ‘leave everything to God’ attitude. Clearly this is not the way of Scripture. A mental assent of God’s truth with no inward change of heart, declares itself in religious activities and spiritual stagnation amidst wearisome earthly concerns. The list is long. Children’s education, aging parents, health problems, workplace ‘politics’, relational issues, business risks, financial loss, etc. Vexed, we ask “ God are you there and do you really care?”

Who can offer us answers more than our Lord Jesus can? Even so, there are preachers who offer God’s favor, ‘name and claim’ blessings, as well as positive thinking techniques apart from the full counsel of God-messages and teachings
that leave one with good feelings, but definitely deceptive and dangerous.

Christmas and New Year are seasons of rest, reflection and worship. In the quiet shelter and simplicity of every home, let us take time to remember the awesome power and love of our Lord. 2016 events provide a panorama of the history of a recent past. The present and future work of our King in our lives and the nations will be fulfilled in all its fullness according to His purposes. He alone is the source of life, hope and peace for all the nations of the world.

How then shall we live? Because He is on the throne, we can live without anxiety, frustration and futility and with no fear of the future.  Whatever our circumstance and situation, we can call upon His name and be like a tree planted by the waters, yielding fruit throughout the seasons of drought (Jer 17:7,8). He promises to complete the good work He began in us ( Phil 1:6). How wonderful!

Wishing you and your beloved family a blessed New Year!

Dr Boey Mee Leng

Published on Thursday, January 12th, 2017 under President's Message


Caesar’s Household

Hospital Doldrums

“All the saints send you greetings, especially those who belong to Caesar’s household.” Phil 4:22

In his letter to the Philippian church, the apostle Paul referred to the ‘ saints who belong to Caesar’s household’. Who are they and why did Paul mention them? Possibly they were in civil service or government administration.

Caesar’s household was a place of struggle, jealousy, pride and intrigue, of lusts of the flesh and of lust for power. Idolatory was rife and ungodliness was the rule of the day. Can there be saintliness in the midst of godlessness?

Jesus disciples lived in Caesar’s household but their spirits belonged to the household of faith. They displayed the righteousness of God in the midst of wickedness and unrighteousness.

Is your work place similar to that in Caesar’s palace? Do you encounter tensions in relationships, gossips, back stabbing? Have you been by-passed for promotion despite doing your very best? Do you face bosses and colleagues who feel threatened, insecure and immature? Perhaps your working environment is fast-paced, over-driven, demanding, performance orientated and KPI –obsessed. Add to this check list is the daily burden of patient care. Patient’s expectations, non-compliance or sudden demise weigh heavy on your heart. There is more. Don’t forget that teaching and mentoring of students may be a bane or joy to some.

Feel like throwing in the towel? Recently, my cardio-thoracic colleague spoke of a fellow doctor who became disillusioned and bitter about the ‘system’ that is slow to change for the better. The fellow doctor gave up and left the hospital. Yes, some days can be very stressful and filled with an endless cycle of fire-fighting problems that adversely affect our emotional health. Faced with such hostility, anyone can cave in to the temptation to sin.

If this describes you, be of good cheer and courage. The Lord has placed you and I in the network of grace where we, who love Jesus, can be interconnected and pray for each other. Isn’t that wonderful- a work of the Holy Spirit touching someone’s spirit to pray for you.

Our Lord Jesus prayed that His disciples be not taken out of the world but rather be kept from the evil one. He said “As You sent me into the world, I also have sent them into the world.” (John 17: 15,18). He knew His disciples would have to face the inevitable reality of the clash of 2 worlds as they shine brightly in darkness. The world may speak well of your integrity and excellent spirit but will ultimately reject our heavenly Father we bow to. Surely our Lord Jesus is not indifferent or uncaring as our enemy would like us to believe. He knows everything and is sovereign. He allows trials as a means of humbling His servants (Heb 2:10) and through them develop a dependence fully on Him. His grace is more than sufficient and may His glory be displayed in and through us. ( 2 Cor 3:18).

In good or bad circumstances, sadness or laughter, health or illness, may we persevere and press on to finish well. We bear with joy, the priceless treasure found only in Him. Let every manifestation of the excellence of power be of God and not of us. (2 Corinthians 4:7). Then the world can see Him and be drawn to Him.

Dr Boey Mee Leng
23 May 2016

Published on Thursday, August 25th, 2016 under President's Message


God’s Faithfulness

2015 marked 30 years of God’s faithfulness to HCF Singapore. Our theme of celebration was “The One who called you is faithful, and He will do it.” 1 Thess 5:24

We exist because of Him. By His mercy and grace we climbed mountains and overcame every obstacle. Our hearts overflow with thanksgiving to a faithful God who is forever our Commander-in-chief.

We enter year 2016 filled with uncertainties. Will the ‘groaning’ of our planet increase: calamities, climate changes, cross border infections, evil, tragedies, injustice etc? Futurists are hopeful for a better tomorrow.

Yet, no one can offer us more than our Lord Jesus can. We can live without frustration and futility and with no fear of the future. Whatever our circumstance and situation, we can call upon His name.

What then shall our focus be? Jesus Christ our Lord-knowing Him, becoming like Him(Phil 3:10) and growing in spiritual maturity.

May we be found faithful in running well the race of life; labouring as apostle Paul did, with all the energy and wisdom He gives, presenting each to God, perfect in relationship to Christ. Col 1: 28,29.

Have a truly blessed New Year!

Dr Boey

Published on Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 under President's Message


A Jubilee Year

2015 marks the year of Jubilee for Singapore. It is the 50th Celebrations nationwide are in order as we remember our journey and struggles as a small nation. We praise God for His hand of mercy and grace towards us and acknowledge that He reigns over nations. (Psalms 47: 8)

What does Jubilee mean for us in health care? The concept of Jubilee is rooted in the Old Testament.(Leviticus 25:8-55) It flowed from the heart of God, not from man. During the Jubilee Year, debts were cancelled, slaves were released.* There was a restoration of inheritance, family reunion, a year’s vacation, a year of justice for the oppressed and even the land rested. It was Jehovah God’s proclamation of freedom. What a God!

At Calvary, Jesus became our Jubilee. Through the Cross and His resurrection, He declared liberty to the whole world. There is freedom from the penalty and power of sin, from the giants of fear and Satanic bondages, and freedom to experience healing of relationships and joy to serve the poor and work for social justice.* The Jubilee is a year of release, restoration, rest and rejoicing. Yet how many of us experience the fullness of our Jubilee? May we not live in a manner less than what Jesus meant for us.

Let 2015 be a year where we continue to proclaim the Lord’s favour in healthcare. We proclaim that He is Lord of health care and healing. We declare the salvation of our patients, sanctification, holiness and freedom from self, healing of relationships, the defeat of Satan’s plans and purposes, and the reality of a ‘Sabbath rest’ for us all.* He has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness. (2 Peter 1:3)

“SG50” is the 2015 banner over Singapore. We celebrate God’s deliverance of us as a nation. Let us in healthcare also arise with the message of God’s redemptive purpose for all. Troubles, wars, persecutions will still exist, but we won’t be discouraged. His Word gives us stability and provide sanity in a world broken by sin and evil. Let us serve Him wholeheartedly, knowing that He alone gives meaning and eternal significance to our mission on earth. Have a blessed New Year!

Dr Boey Mee Leng

Published on Monday, January 5th, 2015 under President's Message


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