What is truly worn out is my old Bible. When I went to Vidalia UMC, I went with a shabby pulpit and study Bible. I figured it had to be replaced lest people thought I was more of a Biblical scholar that I knew myself to be. So, I bought two Bibles, exactly alike, except one was black and one was blue. I started using the black one for study and for use in the pulpit. By the time I went to my next appointment, it, too, had gotten shabby so I kept it for study and used the blue one only for the pulpit. Only recently have I realized this black Bible has got to be retired. The cover is about gone, too many pages are torn, and most of the not inspired material in the back has been damaged beyond use. It looks like I am going to have to bring out the blue Bible and put the other one in a box where old Bibles reside.
Things just wear out. Dogs do. Preachers do. Bibles do. Old men like me do as well. The only thing we have which is the exception to this rule is the soul. Our creator has put one in each one of us. Nary a one is like another. The most important thing we tend in this life is this soul within us. It is our connection to God. It is the means through which we have fellowship with God and it is through it that we will experience eternity with God in the heavenly place. There is no collection place for worn out souls. They are made to go on and on and on forever in the eternity being readied for us in this very moment.