Mary didn’t waste a minute. She got up and traveled to visit Elizabeth, her much older cousin who was also pregnant. When Elizabeth heard Mary at the door the baby in her womb leaped. She was filled with God’s Holy Spirit, and sang out exuberantly. “You’re so blessed among women, and the baby Jesus in your womb, is also blessed! And why am I so blessed that the mother of God’s son would visit me? The moment the sound of your greeting entered my ears, my own baby in my womb skipped like a lamb for sheer joy. Blessed woman, who believed what God said, believed every word would come true!”
And Mary said, “I’m bursting with God-news; I’m dancing the song of my Saviour God. God took one good look at me, and look what happened— I’m the most fortunate woman on earth! What God has done for me will never be forgotten.
Prayer: Father God thank you for my own birth and that your heart leaps for joy and love for me. Amen.
Song: What Child Is This?