Without wasting a lot of time, Mary went to go see Elizabeth.
We are not told how far away that was or how she got there we just know she rushed to go see her.
Have you ever had that moment when you just had to make that phone call or go see your special friend?
Nothing is more special than spending time with someone you love and share a kindred spirit with.
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They shared a miracle together and I can only imagine the wonderful excitement they both had upon seeing each other. The hugs and the joy and the laughter had to have been so tender.
39 In those days Mary arose and went with haste into the hill country, to a town in Judah,
40 and she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth.
41 And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the baby leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit,
42 and she exclaimed with a loud cry,
“Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb!
43 And why is this granted to me that the mother of my Lord should come to me?
44 For behold, when the sound of your greeting came to my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy.
45 And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her from the Lord.”
The greeting between them had to have been amazing.
Remember this is an older relative, greeting a teen.
Saying to her, blessed are you above everyone else.
Also notice the babies reaction.
Isn’t that amazing? I don’t ever discount the life and the feelings of the unborn children. Right here, in this verse, it says the child heard and knew the voice and reacted.
How thrilling that must have been for both of them.
It was actually after this ‘shared miracle’ Mary’s magnificat song was sung.
In a posture of prayer.
In a spirit of thankfulness and with an accepting spirit.
It says in the story that Mary stayed with Elizabeth three months until it was time for Elizabeth to deliver.
We don’t know if she was there when Elizabeth gave birth or not.
What we do know is they shared a miracle together.
Both of them were chosen to play a very important role.
The destiny for them and the path ahead would not be easy.
I believe God allowed Elizabeth to be an encouragement to Mary.
In the toughest of times, sometimes a shared miracle is all we need.