Monday, May 08, 2006

God Bless You!

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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 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?
Pass it on to all your friends... and GOD BLESS YOU!!!!

In God We Trust, United We Stand.
This is a true story; happened at the University of Maryland. It's inspiring.

(Via NC, email.)


Anonymous said...

It is a great story and certainly uplifted me. Perhaps they could not pray out loud, but God knew the intents and thoughts within them.Be still my soul: The Lord is on thy side; With patience bear thy cross of grief or pain. Leave to thy God to order and provide; In every change he faithful will remain. Be still, my soul: Thy best, thy heavenly Friend Thru thorny ways leads to a joyful end.
Be still, my soul: The hour is hastening on When we shall be forever with the Lord, When disappointment, grief, and fear are gone. Sorrow forgot, love's purest joys restored. Be still, my soul: When change and tears are past. All safe and blesed we shall meet at last.