A famous Hollywood actor, Chris Pratt, have seen his celebrity status soar in the years since we were introduced to him on the small screen on the NBC sitcom “Parks and Recreation.”
Pratt has since become a bankable leading man due to his breakout success in Guardians of the Galaxy and Jurassic World.
Many are aware that He is a Christian but they don’t know his humble beginnings and his amazing journey in knowing Christ.
His success started when a man named Henry came up to him and said, “Jesus told me to talk to you.’
Pratt was in his early 20s during this time and he works at a Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. in Hawaii and living out of his van because he was homeless.
“I was sitting outside a grocery store. We’d convinced someone to go in and buy us beer. This is Maui, and a guy came up and recognized something in me that needed to be saved.”- Pratt said.
He then asked Pratt if he had plans on drinking, doing drugs and fornicating and Pratt admitted that he hoped so. Though this man was a complete new to him and asking him some pretty personal questions, the man didn’t make Pratt nervous. In fact, he felt a sense of comfort around him.
Prat became curious about the questions of the man, so he asked, “Why are you asking?”
The man replied, “Jesus told me to talk to you.”
Pratt knew this time that he need to go with Henry. He went with him to church. His friends became off to him when he declared that he will going to change his life.
Not long after the encountering, Pratt was cast in Cursed Part 3, the movie that got his foot in the door of acting, which eventually led to Hollywood success. The rest is history.
Since that day, Pratt continues to strengthen and deepen his relationship with the Lord. Also, he learned to trust the Lord more when their son was in the intensive care unit for the first month of his life after being born nine weeks premature.
Even though doctors said their son, Jack, would live with disabilities due to premature birth, God healed him in the NICU.
Pratt was also very vocal about his faith in social media. Sharing Christ to the lives of his fans. His recent post was this very powerful verse:
“Anyone who loves their brother and sister lives in the light, and there is nothing in them to make them stumble. But anyone who hates a brother or sister is in the darkness and walks around in the darkness. They do not know where they are going, because the darkness blinded them.” -1 John 2:10-11.
It great how God used Pratt in his success to share the greatness of the Lord in his life. In the entertainment industry, some Christians are scared of sharing Christ to their workmates and fans, but Pratt is a great encouragement for everyone.