In the movie The Green Mile, John Coffey is in prison for a crime he did not commit. Why? Because an eye-witness provided testimony against him, but they lied.
People across the globe are falsely accused of crimes every day. In fact, one study showed that nearly 20,000 people are falsely convicted each year in the US.
“Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.” (Exodus 20:16)
This commandment was given for the exact purpose of standing trial in court and having an incorrupt law. The Lord has a desire to protect the innocent, but the world wants to pass the blame, to cover their own wickedness.
Years later, Christ Himself was mocked, beaten, and spit upon by the very people He came to save. The Pharisees, feeling the threat of losing their power, accused Him of blasphemy and turned Him over to the Roman government.
Even today, Christians are falsely accused of hatred simply because we follow the will of God. There’s coming a day where we will face more trials and persecution, just as Christ suffered. But there is hope. Christ gave His life so that we could live eternally in Heaven. If you have given your life to Christ, you are a child of God! Nothing can separate you from His love or His promise of a future with Him.
Will you stand for what is true, even in the face of adversity? No matter the cost, do what’s right, always.