Remember the 1977 power ballad “We Are the Champions”? It was the traditional encore at the end of performances by the British Band Queen. While it never hit number one on the charts, a team of scientific researchers dubbed it the catchiest song in the history of pop music.
Maybe it’s the unique combination of jazz chords – major and minor 6th, 7th, 11th and 13th harmonies [I don’t have a clue as to what that means but it makes me sound like a musical genius]. Or perhaps it was the male high C, in falsetto, belted out by lead singer Freddie Mercury. Regardless, once it gets in your head it’s tough to get it out. Plus, it is a favorite of winning sports teams everywhere.
Did you realize this could be the theme song of every Christian this morning? According to Romans 8:37, No matter what adversities we may face, we will come out on top! No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us (Romans 8:37). I love that phrase, “more than conquerors”. We’re not just going to barely squeak out a victory. We are going to decisively win! You may not feel like it this morning and right now it may seem like the enemy has the upper hand. Don’t give up. Hang in there. Victory is coming.
Join me in singing a verse of that familiar Queen fight song as loud as you can: “We are the champions, my friend. And we’ll keep on fighting to the end.” Don’t you feel better?
Have a great week!
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