“But it came to pass in the ninetieth year of the reign of the judges, there were great signs given unto the people, and wonders; and the words of the prophets began to be fulfilled.”
I wonder if some had forgotten the words of the prophets by this time? I’m sure some were anxiously watching for the signs but some may have gotten good at tuning them out.
The word “began” sticks out to me. The affects of the coming of Jesus Christ will not be over with the single event of His birth. It’s not the beginning and it’s not the end of God’s plan for all mankind. This time-period, Jesus’ life and mission, is the pivotal point in that plan though. Studying His life helps me to understand His plan and my part in it.