Forged in the Fire
Forged in the Fire is a collection of songs written by Cryslte Marie Carrick, Jeremiah Smith, and Glenn Smith (dad). This music takes you on a journey from the depth of confusion and the feeling of being lost and abandoned to a place of comfort and peace in finding Christ in your life. These songs are born from a heart of longing to find a way in life, only to realize that true peace can only come from God. With show me, Crystle starts right off with the person being lost and out of control. It ends at that point of surrender to God as the only great hope. Alone in darkness and Deliver Me were written by Jeremiah while he was serving our country in Afghanistan. These songs are both taken from the Book of Psalms. In the middle of the set is the great question song, Living Witness. It asks 'How have I been living, can you see the Christ in me?' This was written by Glenn and members of the Joy Christian Fellowship worship team for an Easter program in 1999 and has become a church favorite. Towards the end is Resting Place. This is a song of comfort, written by Crystle as she came to that place of peace in Christ towards the end of her teenage years. Finally is Teach Me. This is straight out of Psalm 86. It is a prayer for all Christians to seek God and his ways. This project was some 20 years in the making, as God has taken the Smith family thru the trials of fire in our lives. No matter what the situation we have faced, God has always been faithful to pull us through.