John 3:21-But those who do what is right come to the light so others can see that they are doing what God wants.” (New Living Translation)
Herbert Bowen, Jr.
Voices Against the Grain Devotional Writer
To wake up to the dawn of a horizon is heralded by most as a spectacular sight. To lay in a sea of grass gazing upon a starry night sky proves the magnificence of the Earth’s wonders. Two amazing views that demonstrate the beauty and work of God’s hands. However, like every coin there are two sides. Thus, with all the beauty held within this world, why does ugliness run rampant throughout it? Well, because good deeds are overshadowed by the cloak of night. For “all who do evil hate the light and refuse to go near it for fear their sins will be exposed” (John 3:20). It is there that our thoughts become unencumbered. It is there where actions become emboldened to satiate our desires. It is there where our courage multiplies by 10, to commit an act that normally would lie dormant. Therefore, may we live with the blinds wide open to allow the SON of MAN to come shining in. 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.