**2 Samuel 6:9 **
9So David was afraid of the LORD that day; and he said, “**How can the ark of the LORD come to me?” **
**Luke 1:43 **
43"And **how has it happened to me, that the mother of my Lord would come to me? **
How can the Mother / Ark of the Lord come to me? It is a holy privilege. Our Mother wants to come to us and lead us to Jesus.
**2 Samuel 6:11 **
11Thus** the ark of the LORD **remained in the house of Obed-edom the Gittite three months, and the LORD blessed Obed-edom and all his household.
**Luke 1:56 **
56And Mary stayed with her about three months, and then returned to her home.
Mary / the Ark remained in the house for about three months.
Revelation 11:19 & 12:1-2
And the temple of God which is in heaven was opened; and the **ark of His covenant **appeared in His temple, and there were flashes of lightning and sounds and peals of thunder and an earthquake and a great hailstorm.
A great sign appeared in heaven: **a woman **clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars;
and she was with child; and she cried out, being in labor and in pain to give birth.
John is emphasizing that Mary is the Ark of the New Covenant and who, like the Old ark, is now worthy of veneration and praise. Also remember that Rev. 11:19 and Rev. 12:1 are tied together because there was no chapter and verse at the time these texts were written.
**Revelation 12:17 **
17So the dragon was enraged with the woman, and went off to make war with** the rest of her children**, who keep the commandments of God and hold to the testimony of Jesus.
this verse tells us that Mary’s offspring are those who keep God’s commandments and bear testimony to Jesus. This demonstrates, as Catholics have always believed, that Mary is the Mother of all Christians.
THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY in Scripture