Shine A Light – Who is your Pillar? ?>

Shine A Light – Who is your Pillar?

Once again a song has touched me. “Shine A Light” by the Banners has a tune I identify with. I immediately sing along when I hear it so I found myself wanting to know the meaning of the song. If you have ever heard the idiom, Pillar of Strength, you will understand the songs meaning right away.

pillar_of_strengthPillar of strength – “a person who can be relied on to give a great deal of support and comfort”. When I investigated the meaning of “Shine A Light”, I knew I had to write about it. I like to think that we all have a Pillar of Strength in our lives. I believe your Pillar can change depending on your situation or where you are in life. Let me give you some personal examples.

When I hit a low with Depression: Bill is my Pillar. I know he loves me unconditionally will  not push me before I am ready. He supports me no matter what.

When I am overwhelmed: Mom is my Pillar. She helps me to dive deep into what is really the core problem, prioritize and deal. Sometimes, that means a big hug and a really good cry. Sometimes, that means a cold beer and a lively chat.

Get in Trouble: Moni and Sue are my Pillars. I know near or far, night or day, they will come to my rescue.

Robin, Janine, Pamjam, Cathy, Jean, Susan, the list is quite large. I cannot explain every issue(we all have to have some secrets:-) but as I write this, I am slowly learning that we have different family, friends and associates in our lives who mean different things to us. So, in turn, I know that I might be someone else’s Pillar of Strength.

So, enough of my lesson on Pillars of Strength, lets talk about “Shine a Light”. The tune makes me want to sway, maybe dance a little with Bill. Most of all it makes me want to listen, to understand that we all have our weaknesses, that we all need something or someone to rely upon. Watch the video below…you will get it.  Check out these lyrics, I know you can associate with them, somewhere, somehow:

Light will lead the way, will set you free
I’m only looking for a little peace
And when the night falls
Oh call on me
Just don’t forget to show me some mercy
Ooh, say you’re mine
Ooh, take me higher(Woah) shine a light on
Shine a light on me
(Woah) shine a light on
Shine a light on me
Cause I was lost at sea
While the waves were dragging me underneath
(Woah) shine a light on
Shine a light on meSearching for some grace I’ll tell you now
If I could hear your voice
How sweet the sound
Ooh, say you’re mine
Ooh, take me higher(Woah) shine a light on
Shine a light on me
(Woah) shine a light on
Shine a light on me
Cause I was lost at sea
While the waves were dragging me underneath
(Woah) shine a light on
Shine a light on me
[x2]

“Shine A Light” – Banners

EnJOY

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