For centuries, the Jews anticipated the revelation of the next king to sit on David's throne. In the Gospel of Matthew, we learn that Jesus is that one that had been promised. This is great news for the whole world.
In the light of the Bible's use of the "reaper" metaphor for Death, Christians understand that there is good news even in the midst of a pandemic.
In the light of Jesus's cross, we see clearly that God the Father is faithful to his promises. We can trust him with our lives forever.
Jesus's humility and obedience and love on display through his cross provides the pattern for the whole life of every Christian.