They walked in tandem, each of the ninety-two students filing into the
already crowded auditorium. With rich maroon gowns flowing and the traditional caps, they
looked almost as grown up as they felt.
Dads swallowed hard behind broad smiles, and Moms freely brushed away
This class would not pray during the commencements ----- not by choice
but because of a recent court ruling prohibiting it.
The principal and several students were careful to stay within the
guidelines allowed by the ruling. They gave inspirational and challenging speeches, but
no one mentioned divine guidance and no one asked for blessings on the graduates or their
The speeches were nice, but they were routine......until the final
speech received a standing ovation.
A solitary student walked proudly to the microphone. He stood still
and silent for just a moment, and then, it happened. All 92 students, every single one of
them, suddenly SNEEZED!!!!
The student on stage simply looked at the audience and said, " GOD
BLESS YOU, each and every one of you!" And he walked off stage...
The audience exploded into applause. The graduating class found a
unique way to invoke God's blessing on their future with or without the court's approval.
Isn't this a wonderful story? Pass it on to all your friends.........and
GOD BLESS YOU!!!!
In God We Trust, United We Stand.
This is a true story, just recently happening at the University of
Maryland. It's inspiring.