John the Baptist was the last in a long line of prophets—a messenger who would prepare the way for the prophesied Messiah. He did so by calling for repentance, because the people did not understand their need for a Savior. As Alistair Begg reminds us, we face the same desperate need as John’s hearers. The knowledge of our salvation in Jesus should therefore be the source of our greatest joy.
57Now the time came for Elizabeth to give birth, and she bore a son.
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