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In Matthew 3 we meet John the Baptist, the cousin of Jesus. Can you imagine what he must have looked like, dressed in clothes woven from camel's hair and a leather belt. Eating locust and wild honey and I bet he was healthy!
People came to see him and listen to his message and apparently many responded. Like Jesus, John was not afraid to speak his mind to the religious leaders.
I love the interaction between Jesus and John. John does not feel he is even worthy to carry Jesus' sandals, yet he obeys Jesus and baptizes Him. We have no idea if Jesus and John grew up together or knew each other as kids. We know Mary visited Elizabeth during their pregnancies but we don't know if they were ever together again. Elizabeth and Zechariah were both old when John was born and it is assumed probably died when he was young. Yet we really don't know for sure.
Your thoughts from this passage. Thank you again for those who feel comfortable to share. I've been blessed by your thoughts and insights.