In the news recently is how the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar, which at one time had a high “fully vaccinated” rate, is making plans to advise (but not yet require at this time) a Christmas lockdown for 2021.
In the U.S.A. there is a holiday called "Thanksgiving." It is a time to cultivate & express those things that one one is grateful for. While there is a temptation to have a doom and gloom attitude about the future in regards to COVID, there is a spiritual imperative to give thanks regardless of what might happen.
1 Thessalonians 5:18 reads:
In everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
C.S. Lewis once wrote:
We ought to give thanks for all fortune: if it is ‘good,’ because it is good, if ‘bad’ because it works in us patience, humility and the contempt of this world and the hope of our eternal country.
Some things that I have heard or read about include a stronger emphasis on Jesus being the reason for the season, with less commercialization taking place. Another good coming out the lockdown of 2020 was a more widespread emphasis & use of internet technology to reach people in their homes. Also, the church being perceived as a community of believers instead of just a building is good theology.
Assuming that there is a legitimate health concern about those not being fully vaccinated spreading COVID, what potential good has been observed that came out of Christians abiding by another lockdown? What growth has been perceived as happening in the year 2020 during the Christmas lockdown?