5. Mary and Elizabeth – God exalts the lowly

Mary and Elizabeth God exalts the lowly

Bible references: Luke 1

The artist has created an unusual representation of the Visitation scene. Elizabeth, clearly pregnant, is dancing towards Mary, who praises God in the Magnificat: “He has put down the might from their thrones and exalted those of low degree; he has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he has sent empty away” (Luke 1:52-53) Mary thus reveals her son’s message of the coming Kingdom of God reversing the usual order of things, this God cares especially for the lowly, the hungry, the downtrodden and the exploited.

From the Leigh Russell Memorial Panel