Welcome to the New

The new year reminds me of Mercy Me’s – Welcome to the New album. Mercy Me, a contemporary Christian band, has been singing together since 1994 – they have released 13 albums and have received numerous music awards. To all who look at this group – they have it all – They are devout Christians, successful, serving the Lord. Yet, before the making of this “Welcome to the New” album, they were ready to call it quits. They were serving the Lord, but they felt like they had to do everything just right – if they didn’t then they felt like they were not good enough in the eyes of God. They were writing songs, performing to try to earn God’s favour. As they were at a spiritual low – tired, wondering if it is worth continuing – they had that aha moment….