Widowed Pastor Chooses the Path of Forgiveness

Pastor Davey Blackburn, whose pregnant wife, Amanda was recently murdered, reminds us that forgiveness is “not a feeling” and that it’s a daily decision.

“If you wait till you feel like you’re ready to forgive, then you’re never ever really going to be able to forgive because when someone inflicts pain on you or an offense this grave, I don’t think you ever feel like forgiving.”

Listen to Pastor Blackburn’s powerful description of forgiveness below. Our prayers continue to go out to him and his family during this extremely difficult time of loss.

“One of the things about Jesus is when they were inflicting way more pain than any of us could imagine on him, on the cross, he looked out and he said, ‘Father, forgive them for they don’t know what they’re doing.’” Pastor Davey Blackburn says he is ready to forgive the suspects for killing his wife.

Posted by Fox & Friends on Tuesday, November 24, 2015

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Esther Laurie
Esther Laurie is a staff writer at ChurchLeaders.com. Her background is in communication and church ministry. She believes in the power of the written word and the beauty of transformation and empowering others. When she’s not working, she loves running, exploring new places and time with friends and family. It’s her goal to work the word ‘whimsy’ into most conversations.

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