Mary had received a wonderful message from angel Gabriel, and she happy, She thought at once Of her cousin Elisabeth with whom she could share her wonderful message. She knew Elisabeth would understand. Elisabeth had been told by the angel Gabriel that the baby John who had been promised to her was to prepare the people to receive Jesus, so she knew that Jesus was coming soon. Mary wanted to visit Elisabeth so much that she traveled nearly one hundred miles from her home in Nazareth to Elisabeth’s home in Judah.
Such a long journey was very hard in those days, because Mary either had to walk or ride on a donkey or a camel. When Mary walked into the home of Elisabeth, the spirit of our Heavenly Father told Elisabeth that Mary, her beautiful, young cousin, was to be the mother of the promised Jesus. Mary and Elisabeth spent many happy days together, and then Mary returned to her own home in Nazareth before Elisabeth’s baby came. Here Mary waited for the coming of her Own baby and made preparations for this great event.