WHY I WROTE THE SONG “PILGRIM MAN”
Webster’s defines “pilgrim” as someone who undergoes a journey of great distance, usually of religious significance. Isn’t that all of us? We are all on a journey—and if you’re reading this, the story is still being written. This is not the end, in spite of what you might think or feel. The great hope we can have is that God is with us. And a great opportunity we have to show up for each other and be that hope to someone in need. It might be someone down the street, or someone within your own house. I wanted to write a song of encouragement to some friends who were going through a very difficult time. It’s turned into something bigger than I could’ve ever imagined, with people adopting this song as their own all over the place.
That’s why I wrote this particular song, “Pilgrim Man” – as you can tell by the lyrics of the chorus: “Don’t give up, though the road may be long and the journey hard. You are not alone, and God will carry you. Hold on, Pilgrim Man, you’re almost home.”
The possibility that somehow, somewhere, someone will be encouraged or inspired to take one more step on their own journey…allows me to keep pushing forward on mine.