This is an illustration I heard in church yesterday.
Years ago, during the days of transportation via stagecoach a traveler approached the ticket window and asked for a seat to Denver. The ticket clerk asked him if he wanted a first class, second class, or third class seat. Bewildered, the traveler asked the prices and decided on a third class. When he asked the difference, the clerk shrugged his shoulders and replied, “You’ll know soon enough.”
Soon the coach started approaching rises that became quite steep. The driver stopped the horses. Then the driver yelled out “First class passengers, keep you seats. Second class passengers, you will need to walk. Third class passengers, you will push.”
Church pews need to be filled with third class passengers.
Once again, the pastor reminded us: If you are not fishing, you are not following.