Psalm 80:17- “Strengthen the man you love, the son of your choice.” (New Living Translation)
Strengthen the ability to love within a soul that harbors ill will toward the caring embrace of another. Loosen the chains on a heart protected by archers who are primed to fire on any invader. Destroy preconceived notions that slowly drip into the linings of our thoughts. Stricken us with amnesia to forget the past in order to prepare us for our futures. Allow love to infiltrate our lives like a ninja advancing toward its target. Help us Lord, before our hearts become frozen, for a tragedy is being written and our hearts are playing lead. Hence, prep our ears so we might hear your words, and our minds to recall your acts of love. For you showed us that love can be genuine in a world full of lies. You showed us that love is not overrated if we seek others before ourselves. You showed us that sacrifice is the greatest form of love. Thus, strengthen your sons and daughters Lord so we might emulate you. Amen
About Herbert G. Bowen, Jr.
Born in King of Prussia, Pa., Herbert G. Bowen Jr., accepted the Lord Jesus Christ at the tender age of 5. An active member of the Central Church of God in Charlotte, N.C. where he resides, Herbert serves as a youth/discussion group leader, where he has preached and taught Sunday school, as well as Wednesday night service. In addition, he has preached at Second Baptist Church in Pottstown, Pa., Destiny City Church in Salisbury, N.C. At his current age of 24, Herbert is the youngest board member on the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Leadership Council, where he serves to lessen the costs of tuition for African American students. Moreover, Herbert serves on the pureHOPE advisory board, where his commitment to “wait until marriage” fits perfectly with PureHope’s mission to bring a Christian solution to an immoral culture.
Finally, Herbert through the will of God writes weekly devotionals to combat the decreasing morality in the 18-30 age group a.k.a., “the transition gap.” This is an effort to re-introduce Jesus Christ to this spiritually starved generation. His devotionals go out to 2,000+ people and continues to grow under the Lord’s watchful eye. He is a graduate of Purdue University with a degree in Business Management. He provides business expertise to help others start their businesses.