4. Mary Visits Elizabeth.
The meeting of Mary and Elizabeth was a joyous event, for it confirmed the destiny of these two great souls. Even the unborn child John recognized the presence of the Holy Spirit and the fulfillment of their divine missions being set in motion. Elizabeth responded with humility and spiritual gratitude for the blessings which were occurring. Mary also expanded the spiritual awareness of her soul and praised God for having mercy on the poor and humble and the people who have accepted God as their ruler, for Israel means "God rules."