Emma Grant has released her new EP 'Friend In the Fire', available now on all streaming platforms. 'Friend in the Fire' is a collection of songs written around the theme of God being with us in our most difficult moments; our times when everything around us feels confusing; our suffering; our healing and our death. It speaks of a God who is trustworthy and all powerful, as well as being as close to us as a friend.
"My personal experience of God has been in all of these ways", explains Emma. "Many times in my life I have sensed God’s whisper, “keep your eyes on Me”, which I have found to be such a comfort in overwhelming situations. The confusion of lock-down and vaccines led me to write ‘No Fear’, because the promise that He is always with us and that we therefore need not be afraid, is something that I personally had to decide to hold on to.
During the first lock-down, I slipped a disc in my back and ended up not being seen by a doctor for ten months, spending some of that time in a wheelchair…with three young children at home because the schools were closed! This experience birthed the song ‘Companion in Sorrow’, which was a side of God that was revealed throughout that time. He was my companion; my friend in the fire, during those long months of pain and isolation. The theme of Coming Home is something I hold on to as I walk through life, reminding me of what is important. It can be so easy to focus on the here and now, but I think God calls us to look beyond that, to a wonderful future with Him.
My hope is that people find assurance, comfort, boldness and hope for the future within the lyrics of these songs."