Chris Pratt's Spin On "The Nativity" At Candlelight Service Has Internet Falling In Love
FaithTap Staff 12/5/2018
Chris Pratt is a man of many talents. The once hard-partier turned Christian is a devoted father, one of Hollywood's top-earning celebrities and he still finds time to honor God. His love for Him was recently put on display when he stopped by Disneyland in California to deliver a very special Christmas Bible reading.
Even though some people are shy about their faith nowadays, Chris read his nativity passage loud and proud!
Over the past year, Chris has gone through a heartbreaking divorce and is learning how to co-parent with his ex-wife, Anna Farris. The two have remained friendly in the public eye, but he's still suffering behind closed doors.
Fortunately, God is there to guide Chris through the tough times when he thinks he just can't go on any further.
Chris spoke about what keeps him going in quick social media video:
"So I had this thing happen to me today, it was really cool. Someone came up to me and said, 'Hey Chris, I have this question for you. You know, with the things going on in your life, how do you keep the faith?' I was like, 'BOOM!' I said, 'I read books by my pastor Chad Veach at Zoe Church in LA. I find his book Faith Forward Future to be very helpful.'"
Chad Veach caters to some of Hollywood's biggest celebrities. The pastor has made house calls to notable A-listers like Justin Bieber and Kourtney Kardashian - all of whom who want to seek his guidance.
Pastor Veach's preaching isn't far-out or something strange. He just wants to spread the message of God's love. Speaking to the Gospel Herald, Pastor Veach explained his way of seeing His word:
"I think a lot of people have the wrong idea of who God is and what He does. So, to have the imagery of God's love finding us in the most broken, dark, chained up place is so powerful - it's just not something most people think God is willing to do for them. Most people think God is writing them off, waiting till we get cleaned up. But in reality, God is unrelenting in His pursuit and in His desire to be in [a] relationship with us...
Most Christians are afraid of getting written off or judged or ostracized, and we've got to prove to people that we're willing to journey with them and that we're not afraid of getting messy and talking about real life issues.
The Bible says, 'love covers a multitude of sins.' Are we going to provide covering? Are we going to provide prayer? Are we going to journey with people for the long road and not just the short term? This is the Father's heart. This is God's view of humanity."
Obviously, Pastor Veach's lessons have rubbed off on Chris. So when he was offered the chance to speak at Disneyland's Christmas-themed candlelight ceremony, he took it as a chance to share the same message of hope, love and inclusion.