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Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Mary goes to visit Elizabeth
We do not know how well Mary knew Elizabeth. I have cousins that I do not know and perhaps Mary had only heard about this cousin or perhaps they had visited in Nazareth. Were they first cousins, second cousins, or third cousins? We do not know, but Luke told us that the angel had assured Mary that Elizabeth, in spite of her advanced age, was six months pregnant as nothing is impossible for God. Now, Mary, still, I think, quite bewildered by all the angel had told her, decides that she must go in haste to the hill country to visit Elizabeth. She could not travel alone but had to find others who were willing to see that she reached Elizabeth's home safely. Imagine what those days were like for Mary.