God chose Mary to become the mother of Jesus, but that didn’t make her life easier. In fact, it made it much harder in many ways. However, when she comes to see her relative Elizabeth, something happens that causes Mary to break out in a song of exultant joy. Where does a joy like this come from, especially when she was staring into the abyss of a ruined life? And how could we possibly experience the same kind of joy in the midst of our challenges and difficulties? This wonderful (literally: full of wonders) passage shows us.