6 There was a man sent from God whose name was John. 7 He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all might believe. 8 He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light.
God’s plan to bring John as a forerunner to prepare the people for Jesus was so amazing. John understood his position, that he just was pointing the way to the Messiah.
He knew that the Messiah was so much greater than him, that He is God. We understand that from the time John was in his mother’s womb, a miraculous birth, that the plan was set in motion.
We all long to be lights and for God to use us so that people will believe in Him. John made extreme decisions, living in the wilderness eating wild honey and locusts and preaching repentance.
God blessed his message and used John to reach others to prepare the way for the Messiah.