My wife is immune-compromised and some in my family have had to deal with COVID. I am stressed out and have been enduring many hardships as have many of you as a result of the pandemic. These are indeed stressful times for everyone.
The pandemic has also caused sharp opinions and divisions among people. I had a conversation today with someone who wanted to know if I thought the COVID-vaccine was the Mark of the Beast as described in Revelation 13:15-18. I said no, but I affirmed his astuteness.
I do believe the pandemic marches us closer to the worldwide acceptance of the Mark of the Beast as described in the Bible. It is widely accepted that this pandemic has influenced advances in touchless technology that would've needed decades to attain. And this pandemic has certainly influenced humanity to be more touchless, more dependent on governments and more compromising of personal freedoms. This obviously is not good.
Be encouraged that these are all signs that Jesus will return soon. IF you do not believe in Jesus Christ and His Salvation, then I hope you pray and ask God for it (read Ephesians 2:8-9 and Romans 10:9-10).