Wednesday, January 20, 2010


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.


  1. I like Sproul's spunk! I agree with him. Even if I do end up retiring from the full time pastorate, I plan to be active for the Lord until they bury me or my mind fails me! :-)

  2. I like what R.C says and I agree! And to comment on the above comment...until your mind fails? hmmm. Ok

  3. Yeah, I am so there. I might be an old man shuffling around the church picking up papers with one of those little spring loaded grabby claw things, but I will be doing something!