We find this line in the Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
Think of Mary, after she is visited by the Archangel Gabriel and she has conceived Christ the Lord within her womb…
“In those days Mary arose and went with haste, into the hill country, to a city of Judah…” Lk 1:39
“For you shall go out in joy, and be led forth in peace;
the mountains and the hills before you
shall break forth into singing…” Isaiah 55:12
All of Judah longed for the Messiah…When would he come?
How would he make his entrance in the hill country of Judea?
He was the long-awaited One, the people all desired to see his day!
Here comes a young woman, exuding peace to comfort her people,
How beautiful upon the mountains are her feet,
As she brings good tidings…
Good news of a great joy which will come to all the people…
The very hills of Judea desire her secret, which she carries beneath her heart,
She carries within her, in expectation, the One who Is…
THE DESIRE OF THE EVERLASTING HILLS!
But how will he be received?
Now Mary sees the house of Zechariah, she runs with excitement…
She enters the home and greets her cousin Elizabeth…
Elizabeth cries out:
“…when the voice of your greeting came to my ears,
the babe in my womb leaped for joy.”
HEART OF JESUS, DESIRE OF THE UNBORN CHILDREN,
HAVE MERCY ON US.
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