Four hundred years had gone by since God made his last promise to send a Savior to Israel. It seemed as if God had forgotten to finish his plan. Suddenly God surprised Zechariah with an angel who laid out God’s plan of salvation. Zechariah would have a son named John who would prepare the people for Jesus. John would preach repentance and looking to the Lamb of God as the Savior. We too listen to John’s message, seeing the need for a Savior and repenting of our sins.