They walked in tandem, each of the ninety-two
students filing into the already crowded auditorium.
With their 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,
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. This
graduating class had 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!!!!
This is a true story; it happened at
the University of Maryland .
I wish THIS one would take off and FILL
the whole Country!!!