There is much talk today about the shrinking and wrinkling of the church, that is, the church is getting smaller in numbers, and those who are left behind are the older ones.
We could put forth many reasons for this, but consider this one from Isaiah,
“The righteous perishes, and no man takes it to heart; merciful men are taken away, while no one considers that the righteous is taken away from evil. He shall enter into peace; they shall rest in their beds, each one walking in his uprightness” (Isaiah 57:1-2).
Perhaps the Lord is removing the righteous from impending disaster, and where He takes them, they shall rest in peace.