Upon finding out she is pregnant, Mary visits her cousin Elizabeth who reassures Mary that God is present.
With whom do you share your fears and joys and find comfort?
“Comfort, comfort now my people; speak of peace: so says our God. Comfort those who sit in darkness, mourning under sorrow’s load. Cry out to Jerusalem of the peace that waits for them; tell her that her sins I cover and her warfare now is over,”
Comfort, Comfort You My People, was written by Johann Olearius in 1671 and later translated by Catherine Winkworth in 1863