John skillfully employs the miracle that only he recorded, the raising of Lazarus. He inserts the witnesses of Lazarus into the crowd of the triumphal entry.
Let’s imagine that Jim is unemployed. He looks for a job and finally the AXYZ company makes him an offer. To take their offer Jim has to sign a contract. It states that for a period of five years Jim has to work for AXYZ to receive all the employee perks.
While this mutation of the corona virus may be novel this is not the first time humanity has dealt with a plague. Nor is it the first time the church has found itself in the midst of a suffering population.
Our duty is not to discern the moment of the Lord’s return but rather to watch for it and be found faithful when he comes.