Christian artist Jordan St. Cyr is set to drop new music at the end of the week that has been a source of comfort for his family in hard times.
The Made in Manitoba artists has taken to social media to promote - and tease - fans with his latest single.
"I'm really excited right now. I've got this new song coming out called 'Fires,'" St. Cyr says.
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The artist says the song has become an anthem for him and his family during their own trials.
"About 16-and-a-half months ago, our youngest daughter was diagnosed with a rare brain condition called Sturge Weber Syndrome and effectively, the left side of her brain is dying."
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St. Cyr says the diagnosis is unique to each individual who has the condition, making it even more difficult for doctors to find the best course of treatment for his daughter, Emery Grace.
"This song, 'Fires,' has really just spoken into our lives," says St. Cyr. "Yes, we believe in miracles, yes, we believe God can do them, that he can heal us. And at the same time, God is kind of asking us to walk through it."
St. Cyr says the difficulties he and his family have faced has drawn them closer to God.
On Monday, St. Cyr released a portion of the song to his Instagram page.
"I remember how you told me life would not be easy," St. Cyr sings in the clip.
"Everything that I need, you've already given me."
St. Cyr says the song is a reminder of God's faithfulness to help them with their journey, but the song was actually not written with his family in mind.
"It was written for a man named Nathan. Nathan was the father of three kids who worked multiple jobs to make ends meet for his family," says St. Cyr, "but in fact, he wasn't able to make it quite enough to support them."
One of Nathan's jobs was to work as a parking valet at a hotel. One night, Nathan signed up to take an extra shift he was not supposed to work.
In between his shifts, a Christian songwriter's showcase was happening inside the hotel and Nathan was able to watch the writer's round of the competition.
"By the time it was done, he felt compelled to write a note on one of the songwriter's windshields," St. Cyr continues.
Nathan's note read, "Barring a miracle, I am on the verge of losing my house."
"Basically, he said, 'thank you for inspiring someone whose faith is very weak right now,'" St. Cyr shared.
The songwriter took Nathan's signed note and posted it to social media and raised enough money for Nathan and his family to save their house, as well as make payments on their car and medical bills.
"As a songwriter, you just take this real-life example and you kind of put it into words, and out came 'Fires,'" says St. Cyr.
"But little did I know that it was Nathan's story that God gave me to walk through my own fire, to walk through our own circumstance."
These pieces, St. Cyr says, are what allow God to do his greatest work in the lives of those who follow him.
"It's very relevant for what we're going through in the world today. There's a lot of fear, a lot of anxiety, and while God isn't just coming and bringing this huge miracle, I believe the miracle is walking through this with him knowing that he is faithful and he is with us."
"Fires" is set to be released on April 10, 2020.