Have you ever had a music that caught with you? A music that resonated with you a lot that you simply wished to take heed to it time and again? “I Can Solely Think about” is that type of music for hundreds of thousands of individuals, together with myself. Every time I’ve trials in life, every time Susan has one other coronary heart surgical procedure, every time work overwhelms me, every time my again ache turns into insufferable, it offers me nice peace to replicate on the lyrics:
I can solely think about what my eyes will see
When your face is earlier than me…
Surrounded by Your glory
What is going to my coronary heart really feel?
The music, written by Bart Millard, the lead singer of MercyMe, jogs my memory that the struggling on this life is momentary and sooner or later my coronary heart will probably be freed from strife and crammed with infinite pleasure in His presence. What I didn’t know was the true, not so lovely, story behind the music, a narrative about one thing I’ve quite a lot of ardour for—fatherhood.
Bart had a troublesome childhood as a result of his father was abusive. His mom cherished him however couldn’t proceed within the relationship together with his father and so she left when Bart was nonetheless a boy. Bart stayed solely so long as he needed to; he completed highschool and set out on his personal as a musician. He by no means wished to see his father once more.
God had different plans. The story is considered one of redemption and the music is considered one of pleasure. Bart wrote the music pondering what his father noticed as The Father welcomed him dwelling. On this podcast, I’ve the chance to debate Bart’s story, now a film, with him. The I Can Solely Think about film is a good inspiration to me of how it’s by no means too late to like God and our kids effectively.
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I Can Solely Think about, popping out in theaters March sixteenth.
Rising up in Texas, Bart Millard suffers bodily and emotional abuse by the hands of his father. His childhood and relationship together with his dad impressed him to jot down the hit music “I Can Solely Think about” as a singer of the Christian band MercyMe.
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