They walked in
tandem, each of the ninety-three 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 he
delivered his speech---a resounding sneeze.
The rest of the students rose immediately to
their feet, and in unison they said,
"God bless you."
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.
~ Author Unknown ~
What a unique way to
get God into the Graduation Ceremony!
Remember, even if you are somewhere that
absolutely prohibits the presence of God's
name God hears your innermost thoughts and
I would miss my
Graduation Ceremony before I would deny my
Remember the words of
*If you deny me, I will deny you before my
I, personally do not
think anything here on earth is important
enough to miss out on eternal life in heaven,
God Bless You One &