Can you imagine the uncertainty Mary was feeling? "Mary's trust [that God is with her] is really all she has... If there are any big changes going on with you right now - if something is under way you cannot predict the end of, and your stomach is rolling...then you might try following Mary's lead. Who knows? Maybe the Holy Spirit has come upon you. Maybe that shadow hanging over you is the power of the Most High." (Taylor, Barbara Brown. "Singing Ahead of Time."
Home by Another Way: Biblical Meditations through the Christian Year
, Cowley Publications, 1999, p. 18.)