Why do people feel the need to say stuff like this?
Look, I get what the first dude is trying to do. It's Christmastime, we're celebrating the incarnation and looking forward to Jesus' second coming. And you look at the vaccine and people are feeling the same emotions, anticipation, hope, and relief. I get what you're going for. I'm not mad.
There is no comparison.
The second dude is just out to lunch, though.
This is just a terrible take:
And like with the first Advent, too many will reject the vaccine as they reject the good news and Jesus at the first Christmas.
The vaccine is not Jesus. Not the same. Different. No comparisons!
I loved this response though:
I know people are excited and hopeful about the vaccine potentially putting an end to this wild Covid ride. But nothing compares to the incarnation of Jesus Christ, folks. Nothing. Or His second coming, for that matter.
We don't need cheesy metaphors. We don't need rEleVaNt illustrations for it. The coming of Jesus Christ to atone for the sins of mankind is the pinnacle of human history. It is the greatest thing that has ever happened. It is the loving condescension of a holy God to justify unworthy sinners.
It is amazing. It is fantastic. It is the reason we sing "Joy to the world, the Lord is come!"
Need some help feeling the anticipation and joy of Christ's coming into the world? Read this line from O Holy Night like 15 times and call me in the morning.
Long lay the world in sin and error pining
Till he appear'd and the soul felt its worth.
A thrill of hope the weary soul rejoices
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn!