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“They understood what being visited by the Lord meant at that time though they could not quite grasp its full implication”
Today’s feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin, commemorates Mary’s visit to Elizabeth. Both women were having similar experiences. Both were pregnant under unusual circumstance. Both were carrying special children. Both were experiencing God’s blessing and grace.
The visitation is a feast of solidarity and faith. Mary and Elizabeth had no one to turn to but each other. Their unique, similar experiences made them ideal companions for each other. They understood what being visited by the Lord meant at that time though they could not quite grasp its full implication. They knew they could find comfort in each other.
Mary and Elizabeth were having special faith experiences. They were living something their people had only imagined. God spoke to them and invited them to be a part of the work of salvation. That was not a small thing.
Only they knew the joy they were experiencing. Only they could burst out in praise and thanksgiving the way they did. Only they could sing of God’s blessing to His people as they have.