Hold On Tight

Electric Light Orchestra (ELO)

a pastiche of 1940s cinema for you ….

Hold on tight – to your dreams. This is a song I sometimes finish a set with, using it as a kind of personal signature tune. It’s an upbeat message of hope that everyone can be lifted by, but for me it also has a spiritual message.

There is an Old Testament prophecy in Ezekiel, which is repeated in the New Testament in the Book of Acts. On the Day of Pentecost, after Jesus has risen from the dead and ascended into heaven, God sends the Holy Spirit which manifests as hundreds of people suddenly speaking in foreign languages (‘tongues’). The apostle Peter gives an explanation, saying this is the fulfilment of the prophecy.

Your sons and daughters will prophesy.
Your young men will see visions,
and your old men will have dreams.
In those days I will give my Spirit to my servants,
both men and women, and they will prophesy.

Acts 2:17-18

The personal interest for me is that it says “your old men will have dreams …” Usually being ‘a dreamer’ is associated with young people. So not being a spring chicken myself, I take heart that God can somehow give me dreams, which I take to be holy imaginings about how things could be. In fact I think he gives them to us all, if we are paying attention.

Author: Andy Meek

Guitarist and singer-songwriter trying to make more love in the world using rock 'n' roll.

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