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
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
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? GOD BLESS YOU!!!!
This is a true story; happened at the University of Maryland. It's
I think we might have done this one once before but it’s too good not to post again.
Thanks Ellen S.