Now Mary arose in those days and went into the hill country with haste, to a city of Judah, and entered the house of Zacharias and greeted Elizabeth. Luke 1:39-40 NKJV
Her Journey Begins
The angel had departed and now Mary begins her journey. The first stop is to see with her own eyes whether the angel’s words about Elizabeth, the barren one, being pregnant were really true.
The Journey is Not Easy
This journey would not be easy. It says Mary went into the hill country. Walking for any length of time can be tiring. Walking many miles and then navigating up hill without the luxury of paved roads and automobiles is entirely more difficult. When was the last time you walked several miles up hill?
It’s Worth It!
But this journey had to be taken. The difficulty did not stop Mary. She had to know. She probably couldn’t wait to see Elizabeth heavy with child. For in seeing prophecy of Elizabeth come true, she would know the prophecy about her would also come true.
Self check: When was the last time you were excited about something God said and you just couldn’t wait to see it come true?
We are Christians who eagerly wait for all of God’s Promises to be fulfilled!
Lord God above, you have promised so many good things for those who believe you. Help us to hope in you and not waver. Help us to eagerly await the fulfillment of your word. In Jesus’ name we pray Amen.