All of us have had bouts of wishful thinking, desperately trying to find meaning in something random.
And what better time to get a supposed sign from God than a few days before a Christmas ruined, for a lot of people, by the spread of coronavirus?
Well, factory worker Jamie Hales, 37, seems to be the chosen one for the latest heavenly message – as he claims to have found the face of Jesus in a bruise on his left arm.
Jamie says he spotted the “Son of God” on Monday night while having a typical evening in watching Netflix at his home in Chesterfield, Derbyshire.
The dad said: ‘I’m not religious – if I was I’d be thinking it’s a sign I’m the new Messiah.
‘It’s the beard that caught me first – that’s what drew the comparison to Charles Darwin.
‘But then after I started sharing it everyone was saying it looks more like Jesus and then I started to see that.’
Indeed, after Jamie and his mum shared a photo of the bruise on social media dozens of people started debating who the mark most resembled.
The majority agreed it looked like church representations of Jesus – a man with a moustache, a beard and long hair.
But others said the bruise simulated the face of Santa, Rasputin and even cult leader Charles Manson.
‘It took a slightly darker turn there, I hope it’s not (Manson). The bruise was brown but it’s now more of a yellow colour. It’s not changed my mind about religion, it’s just a light-hearted bit of fun.’