When I hear Mac Powell’s voice on the radio, I immediately think of Third Day. Prior to beginning his solo career, Mac was the founding member of the Christian rock band, Third Day. Mac and Roland Hayes were both inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame due to their long run of hit songs with Third Day. One of Mac’s most recent songs is New Creation.
I have been crucified with Christ [in Him I have shared His crucifixion]; it is no longer I who live, but Christ (the Messiah) lives in me; and the life I now live in the body I live by faith in (by adherence to and reliance on and complete trust in) the Son of God, Who loved me and gave Himself up for me, Galatians 2:20.
One of the first messages I heard when I first started attending a Methodist youth group in high school was becoming a new creation in Christ. Subsequently, when I first heard Mac’s song on Christian radio, I went back in time to this simple yet crucial call. As you listen to New Creation, may you be inspired to follow the apostle Paul’s advice in the passage above.
by Jay Mankus