Rick Cole looks at Liverpool’s songs for their new fab four and how he worships in his own life, day to day.
What I love about my fellow Liverpool fans is their honesty. They will often hold their hands up if the team have been beaten fair and square and their sense of humour has to be the best in the Premier League, especially when it comes to creating the best chants and songs.
Songs like, ‘We’ve got Salah’, ‘Oh Mane Mane’, ‘Bobby Fir-mi-noooo’ and ‘We’ve sold Coutinho’ to the tune of ‘Sugar Sugar’, have all gone viral on social media and he since appeared on Soccer AM! I bet fans were singing this everywhere they went since that performance against Man City when winning 4-3 at Anfield.
It was Klopp’s Liverpool at their very best with energy and high pressing. The Red’s were risk taking on the counter-attack, topped off with some brilliant finishing from Chamberlain, Salah, Firmino and Mane, who could be dubbed the new Fab Four? The game showed both teams defence frailties and Liverpool will be desperate for new £75m man, Virgil Van Dijk to put his injury woes behind him. However, despite brushing Pep Guardiola’s men aside and inflicting their first Premier League defeat of the season, Liverpool followed up that performance with a 1-0 loss away to rock bottom, Swansea City. The Swans fans were the only ones signing on that cold Monday night in Wales!
There seems to be such synergy between the world of football and faith. Just as football fans just love singing songs about their favourite team or player, Christians all over the world, including me, love to sing songs of worship to the one who saved us, Jesus.
Worship can be described as, adoration and glorify amongst others words. But we know a Worship song is more than what’s in the dictionary. A Worship song can contain the best prayers the best declarations the best praise and the best thanks. I love singing the song ‘Holy Spirit’ by Jesus Culture, I sing this in my home and sing this where I walk I want the Holy Spirit to be where I am. I recently did a prayer walk around the Christmas market route in Manchester singing that song just asking for the Holy Spirit to fill the atmosphere and presence of God in that place.
The word, Worship appears is in the Bible around 500 times depending what version you’re reading. In Colossians 3: 16 NLT it says: £Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts.” In the Message, it simply says “And sing, sing your hearts out to God!” You see the same verse meaning the same thing but the Message Bible says ‘Sing your hearts out to God!’ which is how I want to worship my God, singing my heart out throwing my arms around jumping doing a silly dance! We also find in 2 Samuel 5, it says David and all the people of Israel were celebrating before the lord, singing songs and playing all kinds of musical instruments. We also see David in Acts 13 22 ‘a man after my heart’. How amazing would it be if God said to you, Yes! You’re after my heart!
The father is looking for those who will worship him that way. How do you offer up your worship?