v 21. She will have a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.
This baby’s destiny is determined – He is to be a Saviour. The Gospel, the Good News, is all about rescuing people from the consequences of sin. Read carefully this long genealogical table – not the easiest passage to begin with – to see if any of the other names register with you. How many DO you recognise, and can you recall what they did?