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. Millard said 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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