Genesis 18:13-Then the lord said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh? Why did she say, ‘Can an old woman like me have a baby?’
Herbert Bowen, Jr. Voices Against the Grain Devotional Writer
(365, Praise God for this beautiful gift)
We don’t believe you Lord. We can’t fathom the possibility of a child being birthed from the loins of a 90+ year-old woman. We can’t see past what is in front of our own faces, due to the improbability of such a feat. For babies are given to the young whose bodies can take the strain of bearing a child. For the process needs time and effort to watch that child grow. In that, their souls and minds are ripening into maturity. No wonder Sarah laughed, because in her old age she didn’t posses the energy to rear this child. For there would be no time to take off ‘cuz that child would need them. But God “kept his word and did for Sarah exactly what he had promised” (Genesis 21:1) Thus, it was through Abraham’s faith that his child was born, and it was through his faith that he became the “Father of Many.” Merry Christmas
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.