Master plan

Think a minute…Ben Banneker was a respected African-American scholar who became a brilliant mathematician, designer and engineer. In fact, Ben was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of State to a top team of engineers to design the master plan of a modern city. The group of international engineers was led by French architect Charles L’Enfant, whose grand plan was to be used for this modern masterpiece that included both artistic beauty and the latest technology in transportation and communication.  

Unfortunately, for this genius architect L’Enfant, he soon was accused of trying to control the plan for his own purposes. So before the land had even been surveyed, the chief engineer and architect returned to France, taking the government’s plans with him.

With their city plans gone, the U.S. Secretary of State called an emergency meeting of all the city commissioners and engineers, including Ben Banneker. In the meeting, Ben shocked them all by assuring them that he had thoroughly studied L’Enfant’s maps and plans and Ben was quite certain he could remember every detail.   

At first, the committee did not believe that anyone could keep in their mind all the complex designs and drawings of an entire large city! To memorize the architectural details of just one building would be amazing enough. But Ben began to precisely draw all of the original plans he still had in his mind…and that beautiful modern city was built entirely from Ben’s memory, which Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson had trusted. In fact, you may have even visited this city. For the plans that Ben Banneker carried in his mind were for Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States. 

Did you know that your Maker has a brilliant and beautiful master plan for you?  He’s just been waiting for you to come home to Him, so with His help you can start building the life He made you for. Once and for all, won’t you ask Jesus to take full charge to begin changing your mind and heart? Then you can start living the true, right and best life He custom-designed for you. Just think a minute…

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