Then Mariam, filled with hope from Gabriel’s words, eagerly left for the hill country, into a city of Judea. She went to the house of Zachariah.
And when she drew near, she greeted Elizabeth. And it happened that as Elisabeth began hearing Mary’s greeting, the baby kicked hard in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.
And she shouted back two spontaneous things: “blessed are you among women,” and “the fruit of your womb is blessed.”
“How is this happening to me?”, Elizabeth went on to say, “How is it that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For here is a sign: as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby kicked hard with great joy in my womb.
“Blessed is the one (you Mariam) who believed God’s words to her would come true.”