Luke 1:39-45, Mary, Blessed Among Women

The angel Gabriel announced to Mary that she would miraculously conceive and bear the Son of God. He also informed her of the miraculous conception of her relative, Elizabeth. The young Mary promptly made the arduous journey to visit Elizabeth. Luke’s description of their meeting is filled with signs of the sovereign work of God. Under the direction of the Spirit of God, the old woman pronounce blessing—twice on Mary and once on the child Mary carried.