‘F9’ Star Lucas Black Posts Moving Message About Having ‘Purpose’

by Samantha Whidden
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Kicking off a new week with some motivation for his social media followers, Fast 9 star Lucas Black took to his Twitter account to share a moving message about having a purpose. 

“You were made for a purpose! God cares about you! And… others care about you too. #purpose,” Lucas Black tweeted. 

Lucas Black’s latest tweet about purpose comes just days after the actor revealed that he has been working with his church to service 14,000 meals during the recovery of Hurricane Ida. The storm reportedly caused serious damage to New Orleans and the surrounding areas. 

“The body of Chris shines bright during a time of crisis. All the glory to God,” Lucas Black tweeted. The actor was praised by his social media followers. One fan tweeted, “This is the kind of thing that should be trending!”

Black also posted a snapshot of a rainbow following the storm. “God let’s us know He still loves us by revealing His promises in the middle of the worst storms! Let’s hold on to His Word. He always keeps His word and it never fails. In this trying time we are standing on His promises.”

Lucas Black then shared Christians all over the U.S. are using their resources to serve the people affected by Hurricane Ida. “Thank you all for your generosity. 

Lucas Black Talks Faith’s Impact in the BioPic ’42’

During a recent interview with MovieGuide, Lucas Black opened up about faith in the 2013 biopic 42. While discussing Branch Rickey, Black stated that the coach knew it was time for baseball to make a change.  “He was a Christian person and felt everyone should be treated as equals,” Black explained. “He knew it wasn’t happening in baseball. So it was time for change and he saw something in Jackie [Robinson].”

While also praising Rickey’s faith and its impact on the situation, Lucas Black explained, “His belief in God and the way he carried his life was absolutely the strength behind his decision.”

Lucas Black also admits that doing the right thing is really hard sometimes. “We might think it’s hard ourselves, and then we end up acting the right way. And then really it wasn’t that hard,” the actor stated. Black goes on to add that he finds himself thinking that sometimes. “But it definitely wasn’t anything as hard as what Branch Rickey and Jackie had to decide for themselves in how they wanted to act.”

In 42, Lucas Black played the role of Pee Wee Reese, who was a shortstop for the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers from 1940 to 1958. The baseball player notably contributed to a total of seven National League championships for the Dodgers and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1984. He passed away in August 1999.