A Highway Through Hell episode had a 70 ton machine mired in a muddy water hole. Al’s three rescue bulldozers had to get close enough to pull the disabled vehicle up, away and from the bog without getting so close to the edge they fell in. They had to maintain their anchor to be rescuer. 4/21/19
Helping sinners escape sin means we get close enough to pull them out without getting so near they pull us in. Jesus modeled what we must emulate. He remained anchored in God throughout his life. As a result he became one of us helping, healing, educating, forgiving—removing the vast catalogue of satanic presence in humanity.
The Master’s life devastates the view that “only if we experience sin can we identify with people sinning.” By anchoring himself in God’s Presence and Love, Jesus remained on holy ground as he reached to snatch sinners from sin’s miry bog.