This story is an incredible testimony of forgiveness and redemption. In 2005 Jameel McGee was convicted of a crime he didn’t commit. Officer Andrew Collins was on the hunt for one more drug bust that day, and McGee was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
“I falsified the report,” Collins told CBS. “Basically, at the start of that day, I was going to make sure I had another drug arrest.”
Jameel lost everything and was sent to jail for four years. After a string of other corrupt acts, Collins was eventually caught and Jameel was exonerated, but nothing could redeem the time he lost behind bars.
Though Collins was now serving his own time, the wrongfully accused victim was dead set on getting vengeance when he got out. He wanted the corrupt cop to pay for what he did.
But in 2015, a crazy miraculous chain of events led Jameel and Collins down a very different path—a path less traveled. They both ended up working at Mosaic, a faith-based employment agency where they now work side-by-side in the very same cafe.
It was in those cramped quarters that they had no choice but to face the demons of their past. Collins had no words but a tearful, “I’m sorry,” for the man he falsely accused—and for Jameel, that was all it took.
His heart was flooded with forgiveness and an overwhelming love for the man he once hated.
Things like this are truly a miracle because it goes against every fiber of our human nature. This is true evidence of a divine being because if we tried to do this within our own power, it just wouldn’t happen. I know I couldn’t forgive like that in my own strength. That’s beautiful!