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Another in the Fire

Have you heard this song yet??

I first discovered this song by Hillsong United through my sister-in-law, Jamie, and it has basically been on repeat ever since. I have been playing it so regularly, that now our whole family can easily belt it out, and I love hearing them sing it.


I will add the video/link at the bottom of this post – listen now or listen later, but listen!!

I love the powerful imagery within this song.

When I hear this song, I picture Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego; the three who stood up to King Nebuchadnezzar. The king threatened to throw them into a fiery furnace because they would not bow down and worship his gold idols and false gods. They boldly claimed that not only would they not bow down, but the one true God was able to save them…BUT IF NOT…if God chose not to intervene and rescue them, they would still not bow down. This angered the king tremendously so he ordered the furnace be cranked up to seven times its normal temperature – even the soldiers who threw them in were killed from the fire’s brutal heat. But as the king stood and watched, he noticed a fourth person in the fire with them…walking around! They were not alone. God sent them protection and kept them from being touched by the fire. (Daniel 3)

Then I picture the Israelites crossing the Red Sea to get out of Pharaoh’s grasp. They finally were released from slavery and were leaving Egypt when Pharaoh changed his mind and wanted them back. He pursued them along with all his top soldiers and officials; hundreds of Egyptians, in their fancy chariots, charged after God’s people. As the Israelites stood on the bank of the Red Sea, looking back in fear of the approaching army, Moses spoke to them saying “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” God gave instructions to Moses, that probably sounded absurd to him, but at this point he’s seen some crazy stuff. He did as was told and the waters of the Red Sea parted. The Israelites, the hundreds of thousands of them, crossed without even getting their feet wet.

Side note: the narrowest part of the Red Sea is 16 miles across, at its widest, it’s 190 miles across. The average depth of the sea is 1,607 ft. We don’t know where they crossed, and regardless, can you even just try to imagine the wall of water on each side of these people crossing through?? Insane. I would love to know what was going through some of their heads as they walked along through that miracle! After they had safely passed through, and as the Egyptian army was in hot pursuit, God commanded the water to release. He drowned the enemy. Entirely. (Exodus 14)

Two powerful examples of God being right alongside His people. And as awesome as those stories are, there are so many more like that…back then, and even today. This song reminds me of His faithfulness. It’s such a beautiful picture they have painted with these lyrics. Regardless of our trial or situation, God is with us. The writers of the song wanted it to be an anthem of being able to speak that truth over our circumstances.

No matter what you are in the mist of, or where you’re headed, you’re not alone.

You have never been alone.

You will never be alone.

I realized that everyone’s ‘fire’ is different. We all have our own struggles, trials and situations, but the common factor in it is that we all have the opportunity to put out hope in our savior, Jesus Christ, to lead us through. Sometimes His leading looks different from what we’d want, and sometimes it feels a lot like He’s not leading us or saving us at all. But He’s still good. His character never changes. He didn’t promise an easy life. He flat out acknowledged that we will have hardships and struggles, but that we don’t have to worry – He has overcome it all. (John 16:33)


“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned, the flames will not set you ablaze.” Isaiah 43:2

So…whew!…that was a long way of saying – you should totally check this song out! You can obviously go to your Spotify or Apple Music or Napster (you know who you are) and listen to it, but I’m adding it here from YouTube for your convenience…

Lyrics:

There’s a grace when the heart is under fire
Another way when the walls are closing in
And when I look at the space between
Where I used to be and this reckoning
I know I will never be alone

There was another in the fire
Standing next to me
There was another in the waters
Holding back the seas
And should I ever need reminding
Of how I’ve been set free
There is a cross that bears the burden
Where another died for me

All my debt left for dead beneath the waters
I’m no longer a slave to my sin anymore
And should I fall in the space between
What remains of me and this reckoning
Either way I won’t bow
To the things of this world
And I know I will never be alone

There is another in the fire
Standing next to me
There is another in the waters
Holding back the seas
And should I ever need reminding
What power set me free
There is a grave that holds no body
And now that power lives in me

And I can see the light in the darkness
As the darkness bows to Him
I can hear the roar in the heavens
As the space between wears thin
I can feel the ground shake beneath us
As the prison walls cave in
Nothing stands between us

There is no other name
But the Name that is Jesus
He who was and still is
And will be through it all
So come what may in the space between
All the things unseen and this reckoning
I know I will never be alone

There’ll be another in the fire
Standing next to me
There’ll be another in the waters
Holding back the seas
And should I ever need reminding
How good You’ve been to me
I’ll count the joy come every battle
‘Cause I know that’s where You’ll be


So good, right??

I was playing around the other day with some designs and made this one. It’s the chorus to this song and I just love it. I have them available to purchase if you are interested – all proceeds will go to my fundraising efforts for the sports ministry in Kenya through MOHI. All info on my trip and the info on the fundraising can be found in previous blog posts.

These are high quality prints on heavy weight paper.
8×10 – $10
5×7 – $8
4×6 magnet – $8
4×6 – $5
+ $5 shipping unless you’re a local who’d like me to just hand it to you!

I don’t have an online store, so if you’d like to order one, please head over to my CMFI page and send your payment through there since that’s where it’s all going anyway!
Please list in the comment section the size(s) you’d like. Assuming you’d like to keep your info private, please then send me an email with your address and I will get your order going!
My email is thecotefam@yahoo.com.
Thank you!!

One comment on “Another in the Fire

  1. Hi Vanessa, I would like to order an 8×10 please.

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