When people need to be cut out of cars after a bad car accident, emergency personnel sometimes use a tool called the “Jaws of Life.” These big cutters can cut away entire car doors to give rescue workers access to people who are trapped.

Even when drivers have had wrecks through no one’s fault but their own, rescue crews still employ the “jaws of life” to get them out of trouble. Whether a driver was not paying attention while messing with their cell phone, or even if they were DUI, when they end up in a situation where they are trapped and in desperate need of help, the “jaws of life” will still be used to rescue them in an attempt to save their life.

Here’s the point: Christians are supposed to be the “Jaws of Life” to each another. When a person is trapped, whether through their own fault of through the fault of another, we should be ready to rescue one another. We should be willing to offer a spiritual lifeline to our brothers and sisters when they are stuck.

“My brothers and sisters, if one of you should wander from the truth and someone should bring that person back, remember this: Whoever turns a sinner from the error of their way will save them from death and cover over a multitude of sins.”

(James 5:19-20)

In Christ,
Jonathan Anderson