Retirement

Gal 6:9 And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.

The news this morning – after two months of retirement, quarterback Tom Brady is coming out of retirement for his twenty-third season of football.
He is 44-years old, ancient by football standards, with only a few other players close to that age range.
The oldest NFL player ever was 48 when he retired.
These “old” guys are more susceptible to injury than the younger players around them.
Retirement is something most people dream about and plan for.
The idea of not being ruled by a clock or calendar appeals to us.
Being able to sleep in, go fishing, work in the shop out back of the house, or do nothing at all seems like paradise after years of clocking in and doing what the other fellow tells you.
The other day I was at the groundbreaking of the new Broaddus Elementary.
One of my fellow pastors was on hand to lead in prayer.
As the two of us were talking he said, “You and I will never retire from doing God’s work!”
How true that is.
While I do plan on retiring from my radio work, or, at least, cutting back some, I will never retire from God’s work.
I have no plans to give up pastoring.
God encourages us to not grow weary while doing His work and not to lose heart.

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