A Modern Day Joseph - James Bain

True Freedom - Even for Those Falsely Imprisoned - is Found in Christ Alone

James Bain spent 35 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit.   

When DNA evidence proved him innocent, he said it “was the right time for God to release me from this. I just had to be very patient... I cannot feel angry. I put all that in God's hands." (Read more)  

True Freedom - Even for Those Falsely Imprisoned - is Found in Christ Alone
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Bain reminds me of Joseph who completely forgave his brothers and told them, “Am I in the place of God? You intended it to harm me, but God intended it for good..." (Genesis 50:20).  

The stories of Joseph and James Bain give us proof that we can trust God in the midst of terrible injustice.   

Both of these men understood Romans 8:28 in a way that few of us will understand it: “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”  

I praise God for their examples.
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  1. Amen, sister! How often do we whine, moan and complain when we miss a green light or plans change or things don't work out how we planned?

    I am so glad that that verses doesn't say "And we know that in SOME things....." Can you imagine if we had a limited God who could only do SOME things?

    Aren't you glad we have a God Who is all powerful? I sure am!

    Just wanted you to know that the "Making Your Home Sing Monday" linky party is up and ready for you to link up your posts this week. Thank you for participating last week. I'd love to have you join us again! Can't wait to see what you have to share this week!

  2. Thank you Gail. I loved story. I know of another man who is serving time for something he did not do. Mindy over at momma mindy has shared about it on her blog. I'll have to send her this.


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