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, & Moms freely brushed away tears.
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 families.
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?
MAY GOD BLESS YOU!!!!
In God We Trust, United We Stand.
This is a true story; happened at the University of Maryland. It's inspiring.
Courtesy Harness Dom
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