1 Corinthians 3:8
The one who plants and the one who waters work together with the same purpose. And both will be rewarded for their own hard work. (New Living Translation)
Herbert Bowen, Jr.
Voices Against the Grain Devotional Writer
Regardless of what you think, it takes a team to get a job done. No one can rely on themselves to wade through every struggle, or push past every defeat. Work is the amalgam of different threads woven together to create an awe-inspiring tapestry. This tapestry is one-of-a-kind, as it depicts the unique characteristics of those chosen through the vibrant and intricate patterns of its design. These designs, however, were not constructed by human hands, but were divinely intertwined by God, who knew the talents and capabilities of each thread that would make His masterpiece. Thus, we all have a purpose. We all have imbued traits that were solely made for us individually. We are Our Father’s children. Therefore, let us “be encouraged and woven together by strong ties of love” because God put us together for a reason (Colossians 2:2).
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. 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.