Pete's Retirement Party #3

 

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No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined
what God has prepared for those who love him.

1 Corinthians 2:9

 

The music playing is titled
I Can Only Imagine
Performed by MercyMe
Written and composed by lead singer Bart Millard
Released in 2001

Early in Bart's life, his father Arthur had been physically and emotionally abusive towards his family, with Bart
being beaten severely at points; Arthur and his wife Adele eventually divorced, and Bart was sent to live with
his mother after an especially extreme whipping. Bart kept in contact with his father, however, who was later
diagnosed with pancreatic cancer when Bart was 15. His father began to make amends for his actions and
started becoming more religiously observant, reading the Bible and going to church regularly. As Arthur
progressively became more ill, his relationship with his son improved dramatically; by the time Arthur
died in 1991, when Bart was 18, the two were very close. Millardsaid that I got a front row seat to see
this guy go from being a monster to falling desperately in love with Jesus. By the time he passed away
when I was a freshman in college, not only was he my best friend, he was like the Godliest man I'd ever
known.
After Arthur's death Bart became obsessed with the phrase I can only imagine after hearing
his grandmother say that she could only imagine what Arthur was seeing in heaven.
- Wikipedia

 

 

 

Pete and Ellie
Pete and Ellie

 

Pete and Debbie
Pete and Debbie

 

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