Ticket to Ride

I am told that there were different types of tickets you could buy to ride on a stagecoach back in the frontier days.

If you bought a first-class ticket you could remain seated, no matter what. If the stagecoach got stuck in the mud or a wheel came off or the axle broke, first-class ticket holders remained seated at all times.

Second-class ticket holders could sit down until there was a problem. Then they had to get off, but they could stand in the shade and watch while others fixed the problem. When the problem was fixed they got back on the stagecoach.

Those with third-class tickets could sit until there was a problem. When they got off, they had to help fix the problem. If the coach was stuck in the mud, third-class ticket holders had to help get it unstuck. If the stagecoach had to be pushed up a hill, third-class ticket holders had to push. If the wheel broke, third-class ticket holders had to lift up the stagecoach so the wheel could be replaced.

Which type of ticket-holder best represents the way you serve the Lord?

“…whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave—just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”—Matthew 20:26-28


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