A Faith Reflection

In the wake of crisis, questions often arise in religious circles about God’s role in human suffering. The Corona virus has been no different, as thousands die and leave behind mourning loved ones. Many are looking for hope, spiritual support, and healing. We also need accurate solution-oriented news.

Phumzile Nxumalo from Grace Bible Church Counselling department shares her perspectives on the Corona virus pandemic; She mentions that the it is not only a test of faith but a solidifying agent of faith. “When you are in difficult times, that’s when you actually get to practice faith,” related Nxumalo.

She points to the 7th chapter of Exodus verse 14 in the Bible: “And the Egyptians will know that I am the Lord when I stretch out my hand against Egypt and bring the Israelites out of it. He who created death and life to test you as to which of you is better in conduct. He is the almighty, the forgiving.”

Nxumalo shares her perspective, “I don’t think God caused the Corona virus, but I see God’s work everywhere, in every single person who makes the decision to love their neighbour as themselves. In every person who is staying home even though it’s not convenient, in every doctor, nurse and health care worker who are putting themselves at risk, in every grocery store worker. “The proof of God’s goodness is in a lot of places.”

Nxumalo furthermore acknowledged President Cyril Ramaphosa on the decisions he took to keep the nation safe from the pandemic. “It is very important to pray for those in authority, especially in such unprecedented times. The President and the command centre make crucial decisions to keep South Africa safe from the pandemic. I think he is doing his best,” concluded Nxumalo.

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