Jeremiah 8:7-Even the stork that flies across the sky knows the time of her migration, as do the turtledove, the swallow, and the crane. They all return at the proper time each year. But not my people! They do not know the LORD’s laws. (New Living Translation)
Herbert Bowen, Jr.
Voices Against the Grain Devotional Writer
May God be placed at the forefront of our decision making, while our instincts stand still within the rear view mirror. What does this mean? It means that we are quick to be angry, fast to speak loudly, and hard of hearing. It means that our man-made solutions are nothing but a tawdry excuse to rely on our own understanding. It means that our self-control is linked to what and how we feel based on the freedom God afforded us. Thus, does our freedom entitle us to be without restraint? Are the instinctual habits attributed to humans so strong that reason is an ancillary option to ignorance? If this is the case may we look toward the birds in the sky, for they know when to leave and when to return. A feat guided by direction to which we must follow. 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.