Why had Mary come to Elizabeth? (Lk 1:43-1:43)

“Why has this happened

To me?

The mother

Of my Lord

Comes to me!”

 

καὶ πόθεν μοι τοῦτο ἵνα ἔλθῃ ἡ μήτηρ τοῦ Κυρίου μου πρὸς ἐμέ;

 

Luke said that Elizabeth wanted to know why this was happening to her (καὶ πόθεν μοι τοῦτο).  Why was the Mary, the mother of the Lord (ἡ μήτηρ τοῦ Κυρίου μου), coming to her (ἵνα ἔλθῃ…πρὸς ἐμέ)?  Elizabeth recognized the special role of Mary as the mother of the Messiah, the divine Lord.  What was she doing visiting her?

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