Hollywood actor Denzel Washington is crediting an elderly woman from his mother’s church for prophesying 42 years ago that he would one day speak or preach “before millions.”
Washington told “Access Hollywood” in an interview that after he dropped out of college more than four decades ago, and was trying to figure out what to do with his life, an elderly woman from his mother’s church visited the beauty salon where she worked and saw the aspiring actor.
“I could see her in the mirror behind me and every time I looked in the mirror she was looking right at me,” said Washington, an Oscar winner whose latest film, “Fences,” has received high critical acclaim.
“It was March 27, 1975, and I started acting four months later and she said, ‘You know young man, you are gonna travel the world and speak or preach to millions of people.’”
The Hollywood star added: “She said that and then she wrote ‘prophecy,’ she couldn’t even spell it well. And then, my mother wrote, ‘preacher.’ And then I wrote my name. It was on a blue envelope; I still have it.
“When she left, I said to my mother, ‘Who was that lady?’ and she said, ‘She’s one of the oldest church members in town and she’s known to have the gift of prophecy.’”
Speaking about the elderly woman’s prophecy in the beauty salon, he suggested that in some ways he did indeed go on to speak and inspire many others.
“This was supposed to be my life,” he said. “She actually called it. It’s nothing I did. … I knew I had a purpose, so when things started happening, I had to understand that this was supposed to happen. I’m not here to tell you I did all the right things.”
Source: Christian Post/Stoyan Zaimov