Sunday, April 24, 2016
Davey Blackburn Explains Forgiving Amanda's Killers
Pastor Davey Blackburn of Indianapolis' Resonate Church spoke at New Spring Church in Anderson, South Carolina today about the killing of his wife, Amanda, last year by three young Indianapolis men during a home invasion. He said the first time he felt anger after Amanda's senseless killing was when he saw photos of the three young men after they were arrested. He said forgiveness is not an emotion. He was never going to feel like forgiving them."It's a decision," he said. "I have to decide to forgive." "Bitterness is going to be a cancer to no one else but me." "On the other side of eternity, Jesus is going to restore and make all bad things completely untrue." "He's going to take care of vengeance."
Davey: Imagine if these three guys met Jesus, okay. Imagine the kick in the nuts it would be for the enemy.
Pastor Perry Noble: I love it. Yes. (laughter)
Davey: I'm just saying.
Pastor Noble: You can tell he's from New Spring. (laughter)
Davey: I don't know if I'm supposed to say that or not.
Pastor Noble: No, much worse things have been said from this stage . . . by guest speakers. (laughter)