Dennis grew up in the Baptist church. He read the Bible cover to cover and was baptized at the age of 9. Quaid always loved the music in church and dreamed of writing his own Christian song for his mother.
“My life may not be roses but still I'm gonna be alright
Long as I got my Savior by my side
He freed me from the heavy chains that had bound my broken heart
Picked me up; gave me a brand new start”
That was over 25 years ago and today, Quaid has finished that song and it's absolutely touching. After starring in the 2018 film 'I Can Only Imagine' based on the hit MercyMe song, Quaid was inspired to take a look at his own faith and the journey he had been on. You can watch his Today Show interview for the film and hear about the impact it had on him here. At one point he says, “I think each person makes it about their own personal life...and that’s what’s so beautiful about it. And hopefully we’ve accomplished the same thing in the movie.”
While on set, he found the missing piece to the song he had started so long ago and 'On My Way To Heaven' was made. He recorded the touching song and sent it to his mom for her 91st birthday.
“Now I'm on my way to Heaven; on my way to Heaven
I'm on my way to Heaven so I can't be stayin' long”
It's absolutely incredible how 'I Can Only Imagine' has touched so many hearts around the world and now it's spawned even more worship songs to praise His name. I'm so glad that Dennis Quaid was able to finish this tune; it's definitely one you don't want to miss.
John 14:2 “In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?”
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