Mary understood what Gabriel told her. She was excited because the angel had just told her that she was pregnant with the Messiah.
She visited Elizabeth immediately to share her news.
In Hebrew Mary means: bitter.
Joseph married Mary who in due time gave birth to Jesus.
Mary and her husband Joseph were direct descendants of King David.
The family tree of Jesus record in the Gospel of Matthew is through the legal line of Joseph, and the family tree of Jesus as recorded in the Gospel of Luke is through the bloodline of Mary.
Background Reading: – Mary Visits Elizabeth
39 Later on, Mary set out for a Judean city in the hill country. 40 She went into Zechariah’s home and greeted Elizabeth.
Mary, like her husband Joseph, were both from the tribe of Judah.
The couple was considered married, in the time of Jesus, from the day of the betrothal.
Mary and Joseph had an arranged marriage as was the custom of the time. The marriage papers or legal contracts were signed at the time of arrangement of the marriage. That may have happened before the two people had even meet. In a Western marriage the legal contract is signed at the time of the marriage.