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Young, unwed, and miraculously pregnant, Mary rushed to be with kinfolk for support and comfort. She went to the home of her older cousin Elizabeth, who herself was unnaturally with child. "Elizabeth! Elizabeth! I need you!" As soon as Mary spoke, John jerked in the water of Elizabeth's womb - his ministry had started.
Filled with the Holy Spirit, Elizabeth prophesied: "Most blessed of women, blessed to be a blessing is the fruit you will bear! What am I, that the mother of God has come to me? As soon as I heard your voice, I knew. The child inside me leapt in joy! We are blessed to see God's promises to us fulfilled through you."
Reassured, Mary spoke more calmly:
"My soul Magnifies my Lord,
My spirit rejoices in my God,
He has looked kindly on me,
Although I am just a little girl!
"I now know that the future,
Will call me well blessed,
For I know the Mighty One,
Has done a mighty thing!
"Holy is He in His essence,
His grace is free and eternal,
He has shown His mightiness,
Scattering our vain thoughts!
"He has toppled rich thrones,
Upended the powerful few,
Uplifted the lowly masses,
Remembered the forgotten.
"He has fed the hungry manna,
Good body-food, good soul-food,
He has sent away the greedy rich,
With their grasping hands empty!
"He has rescued His lost people,
Loved them in His great mercy,
Honored the broken promises,
That we could never ever keep!"
(Luke 1:39-55 retold)