Mary has just learned of her future.
She has just conceived.
So, what does she do?
She goes and visits Elizabeth.
Gabriel the angel had told Mary what what happening with Elizabeth.
Now, Mary…a young (15 years old?) woman…travels.
We are not told why?
Perhaps to share the common experience…
- Conception beyond child-bearing age, Elizabeth
- Conception as virgin, Mary
Now at this time Mary arose and went in a hurry to the hill country, to a city of Judah,
and entered the house of Zacharias and greeted Elizabeth.
When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.
And she cried out with a loud voice and said, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb!
“And how has it happened to me, that the mother of my Lord would come to me?
“For behold, when the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby leaped in my womb for joy.
“And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what had been spoken to her by the Lord.”
Did you see what happened to Elizabeth when she heard Mary’s greeting?
The baby leapt in her womb.
Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.
Daddy Zacharias had been told that his son would be filled with the Spirit from the womb.
He was not told how.
Apparently Mary simply greeted.
The second the sound of Mary’s voice reached Elizabeth the baby leapt.
No details yet of her situation.
Yet, what did Elizabeth say?
I believe the Lord revealed and spoke prophetically in/through her.
- Blessed are you among women
- Blessed is the fruit of your womb
- How has it happened that the mother of my Lord has come to me? She knew Mary bore Messiah.
- Blessed is she (Mary) who believed the Word of the Lord spoken to her
Elizabeth knew all this without being told in the natural.
A wonderful prophetic song of declaration, encouragement and exhortation to Mary and to us.
Do you believe?