This trail is familiar to Mary because she returned from visiting with her cousin Elizabeth not long before this. Elizabeth was aware that Mary was pregnant with the Baby Jesus and since Elizabeth’s husband, Zachariah, was a priest, she would have known that Jesus was to be born in Bethlehem. This would have been a topic of discussion. Mary’s faith that she was doing God’s will enabled her to suffer the ordeal of the trip. Nevertheless, she was anxious to arrive in Bethlehem.