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." (source)
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 ever will:
“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.”
Their lives are evidence that when we follow Christ, we have His DNA in our souls.
Read a longer devotion about James Bain Here.
To do a short Bible study on this devotion, check out today's Bite Size Bible Study.
To read another devotion about a man who overcame great injustice, check out The Freedom of Forgiveness.