Thursday, December 17, 2009

I just love redemption stories

What a great story:

The man in the interview, James Bain, was released from prison today after thirty five years of incarceration for a crime he did not commit (if reading via feed reader, you may need to click through to the blog to see the video). DNA tests showed that he did not kidnap and rape a 9 year-old boy in 1974. You can read the rest of the article here. He appears to be giving God all the glory and is not embittered toward anyone, saying that the state of Florida owes him nothing; he is the one indebted to God for His mercy.

Of course, that means the actual criminal has never been punished for this crime. But Jesus will see to it that this wrong is one day put to right as well:

"Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, and he shall reign as king and deal wisely, and shall execute justice and righteousness in the land." (Jeremiah 23:5).

In Christ, that righteous branch has come. And He will come again, to put right every wrong in this sin-stained world.

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