I just came across this quote from an elderly theologian- R.C. Sproul:
"I'll retire when they pry my cold, dead fingers off of my Bible."
The statement made me smile. It also contains a very important nugget of truth- namely, that we should never stop serving God. We should not use excuses to avoid service. Our activity may decrease or change as we slow down, but the Christian life and local church involvement are not activities from which to dis-engage as we age.
Thank you, Dr. Sproul.