I just read an article claiming that since 2009 the collective time spent playing Angry Birds totals over 200,000 YEARS! I was staggered by that number. I couldn’t help but think of all of that wasted time. Psalm 90:12 “So teach us to number or days, that we may present to You a heart of wisdom.” We must be good stewards of the time we have available.
But this idea of “collective time” I find very interesting. Here is an example: If each member of a congregation of 200 would commit themselves to doing 2 hours of work each week for the Lord, at the end of 5 years they could accomplish as much work as a full-time, 60 hour per week minister could in 33 YEARS! A preacher or minister would have to spend 66 years of his life, working 60 hours per week, 52 weeks a year, to accomplish the work this group could do in just 10 years!
So maybe we should learn to number our days, put down Angry Birds, put our hand to the Lord’s plow and leverage our “collective time” to serve the Lord. There is no telling what we will accomplish for the Kingdom!