The original French version of this article, La foi en temps de pandémie, was produced in response to a question asked by a new believer of our Church group. The article provides a biblical understanding of human suffering in the context of a loving and all-powerful God. Nellie walks us through key aspects in the lives of Joseph, in Egypt, Job, and Jesus, leading us to understand that God, through Jesus, is a suffering God, and that he suffers along with us.
The French language article Dieu et les désastres dans nos vies deals with the general issue of disasters in our lives, of whatever nature, including pandemics and sickness. It takes us into Joseph’s understanding of the very personal and major disasters he experienced in his own life.
You remain curious about the contents of the Bible, but you do not own one, or the thickness of the one you possess tends to intimidate you and to keep you away from it. Listening to the Bible could perhaps be a way to expose yourself to biblical contents.
Having listened to 2 Corinthians from Bible.Is as suggested above, you may now want to listen to the entire New Testament, starting-out with the Gospel of Matthew, doing so through ESV.org. Whatever your preferences may be, please be sure to be listening to the Bible or reading it as a regular practice of your daily life. This would be a means by which you will grow day after day into a better knowledge of who God is, and of the infinite love He has toward you.
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Published: March 5, 2018;
Edited: June 20, 2018.