Of John the Baptist, Jesus said,
“For this is he of whom it is written: ‘Behold, I send My messenger before Your face, who will prepare Your way before You’” (Matthew 11:10).
The honor Jesus gave to John surpasses anything that I could ever imagine the Lord giving to me. God chose John to go before the Lord Jesus, preparing the way, setting the hearts of the people right, that they might receive their King.
John pointed forward to the Lord, and we point backward to the Scriptures to show people the Lord, and we point upward where Jesus now lives in heaven, and we want to join Him.