The Lord was so good to give Mary and Elizabeth one another when they both were in need of a treasured friend. The friendship of women is a powerful and precious gift.
Mary and Elizabeth had quite the visit, not one day or one week, but Mary stayed at Elizabeth’s for three months. We can only imagine their time together. There would have been laughing, crying, rejoicing, much eating, praying, and worshiping the Lord.
Mary would leave for home full and filled up with the encouragement that Elizabeth had to give, and she would need it. Her road ahead would be a miraculous yet difficult one. Elizabeth was now prepared to live her dream of motherhood, now knowing God’s full plan. That’s what friends are for, to be that voice of faith and encouragement, when we can’t find it ourselves and need it desperately.