Happy Wednesday Gateway Family -

I hope you have had the opportunity to be with us at church the past 2 Sundays as we’ve studied the Women of Luke.  If you haven’t, I definitely want to encourage you to listen to the podcast on the Gateway App or on our website.

This past Sunday, as Pastor Greg took a deeper look at Mary, the mother of Jesus, I was struck by what a tremendous honor it was for Mary to be asked to carry God’s son.   Mary understood the magnitude of the honor and wrote her praise to God in a song, known now as the Song of Mary, or the Magnificat.  I remember singing Bach’s Magnificat in Latin when I was in school.  Just this week, I took another look at it in the Message version of the Bible and I would love to share that with you.

Mary said,

I’m bursting with God-news.

I’m dancing the song of my Savior God.

God took one look at me, and look what happened-

I’m the most fortunate woman on earth!

What God has done for me will never be forgotten,

The God whose name is holy, set apart from all others,

His mercy flows in wave after wave

On those who are in awe before Him.

 We, too, have been chosen!  We should be singing His praise right alongside Mary!  God took one look at me, and look what happened!  Tonight, at 7pm, we are having a Prayer and Praise night at Gateway.  Take this opportunity to join us and give praise back to God.

Hope to see you there!