Why did Mary go in haste?

I’m curious to know why Luke tells us Mary set out “in haste” to visit Elizabeth in Luke 1:39 just after the annunciation.

Well, simple human nature is that when we experience something extraordinary we want to not only share it but share it with people who will understand it.

Elizabeth had also recently miraculously conceived a child and the angel Gabriel links the two pregnancies together as part of God’s plan.

Mary upon learning from the angel that she was about to miraculously conceive simply ran to share the news with probably the only other person who could truly share her joy and understand her situation.

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