Luke 1:39–45

Read the passage.

After receiving world-changing news, Mary takes up the offer of a sign and goes to see her relative. I’ve just realized it probably took several days, if not longer to get there. Nazareth is in Galilee, but Elizabeth lived in the hill country of Judah. If that is the same as the Roman province of Judea, or even the traditional lands of the tribe of Judah, that’d be a long hike, especially with the tradition of avoiding going through Samaria at the time.

When Mary gets there, Elizabeth gets a revelation that Mary will be the mother of the Messiah and pronounces blessings upon her.

Let us believe what You have spoken to us, so that we may be blessed and You will be glorified.

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