2 Peter 1:14- For our Lord Jesus Christ has shown me that I must soon leave this earthly life, (New Living Translation)
Herbert Bowen, Jr.
Voices Against the Grain Devotional Writer
It was a cold winter morning when he awoke to a car idle in the driveway packed to the brim with luggage. It was then that the brake lights shone through his window pane. For all that he knew was becoming a speck in the distance. Now baffled by his circumstance his soul fell into utter torment. His body, now withered mirrored the inner turmoil of his mind, while his heart burdened the emotional distress of what he once knew, abruptly exiting his life. He is now defeated. It is only by the reappearance of the car that his Spirit begins to be uplifted, for what once was lost, now is found. He opens the door to find a car empty and pristine. To his chagrin, he asks, where did all the luggage go? The figure once cached within the shadows of the luggage steps out of the car and says, “It’s gone, the Lord will take care of you. He will not permit the godly to slip and fall” (Psalm 55:22). 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. 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.