The result was unexpected. The aqueduct began to fall apart. Air pollution began to corrode away at the newly exposed granite stones. What ages of service could not destroy idleness disintegrated.
More than any time in the history of Christianity, the world has an abundance of men and women who have served God faithfully for many years. They, like the aqueduct in Spain have provided love, service, good works and care to their family, churches and market places.
There are far too many “do gooders” trying to preserve God's Seasoned Servants by urging them to retire. These well meaning folks want to present us as museums for future generations. If that happens, it will lead to certain spiritual, emotional and physical corrosion and an early demise. When I was a boy we called it “dry rot”. I realized then that machines and people both wear out more quickly from inactivity than from overwork.
We desperately need more Seasoned Believers© to Refire not Retire©; to use their wisdom, insights, experiences and gifts in the service of God and humanity. It is extremely important for all of us whether young or seasoned to find the place of service that will inspire us and motivate us to have energy, excitement and satisfaction as well as significance.