Disneyland lit up over the weekend as Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt gave an impassioned delivery of the Gospel of Luke during the park’s annual Candlelight Processional. In Chris Pratt style, he also added in a few of his own thoughts on the love of God.
The exclusive processional is part of a tradition that has been going strong for decades, dating all the way back to the park’s opening in 1955. The event is one that is truly magical, featuring a processional of local choirs, a variety of Christmas songs performed by a live orchestra, candle lighting, a bell choir, and a retelling of the original Christmas story, this year told by Christian actor, Chris Pratt.
Pratt took time in between songs to quote Scripture and shared a few personal experiences with the audience. At one point, he spoke of his own journey in fatherhood and compared it to God’s immense love for His children.
"Being a parent has really changed my life in so many ways, and one of those ways is to understand truly the love that a father can have for a child," Pratt stated.
"When I stare at this precious little creation of mine here, and I watch the ways in which he tries to please me, I just feel a love that is so pure, and unending," the actor continued. "The way we love our children, and the more we love our children, the more we will understand the capacity for our Father in heaven to love us."
The audience was quick to burst into thunderous applause and cheers.
"Each and every one of us a special creation, and He just marvels in the ways that we could try to please Him," Pratt said. "That should give us all a great deal of comfort. I know it does for me."
Pratt ended with a thought of hope and love.
"This holiday season, let us embrace every one of our tomorrows with hope and love," he said. "And through this holiday spirit, may we continue to spread peace and goodwill throughout the world."
"Thank you," Pratt concluded, "and Merry Christmas!"
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