He began writing a song two years ago about the testimony of another man. Little did he know at the time that God was using the song to prepare him and his family for their own difficult season in life.
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Jordan St.Cyr has released a new song on Good Friday, called "Fires."
"This song was actually written for a father of three, a husband, and he was going through a really dark time," St.Cyr says. The man, whose name is Nathan, was experiencing financial difficulty, working two to three jobs at times, and still couldn't make ends meet. He was behind on car payments and close to losing his home.
"God wants our stories. He wants our broken pieces because when we can give them to Him, He can use them to inspire others"
While working one of his jobs as a valet at a hotel in Nashville the man saw three Christian songwriters. He decided to write a note to the songwriters to tell them what was happening in his life and thank them for their music that was helping him through that difficult time in his life.
"Nathan was going through his fire," St.Cyr says. The songwriters took Nathan's note to social media, and they were able to raise funds to pay all his bills and pull him through that fire in his life.
St.Cyr decided to write a song based off of Nathan's testimony. "Little did I know, God, you know in His infinite wisdom, is preparing us to walk through our fire."
Eighteen months ago his daughter Emery was born with a rare brain condition. The family's journey has been a difficult one, filled with ups and downs, and uncertainty at times. That song ended up becoming an anthem for his own family that's carried them through and kept their eyes focussed on Jesus, St.Cyr says.
"God is like, 'Do you believe that I am still good? Do you believe I am faithful? Will you walk through this?'"
"Really, ultimately, what I feel this means is God wants our stories. He wants our broken pieces because when we can give them to Him, He can use them to inspire others. He can use them - the words of our testimony.
"God, I feel, for those who have not yet had that breakthrough or that miracle, and it may never come, God is like, 'Do you believe that I am still good? Do you believe I am faithful? Will you walk through this?' Because God is saying, 'I am walking through this with you. This is happening, will you join me? I will redeem this situation if you let me.'"
You can find the new single online everywhere. St.Cyr says the best way to help him, though, is share the YouTube lyric video below.
Check out "Fires" from Jordan St.Cyr!