The Sneeze

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, suddenly SNEEZED! The student on stage simply looked at the audience and said, "GOD BLESS 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. Marvelous. This is a true story.

GOD BLESS YOU



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SEO IT! 6 years ago from Tucson, AZ

:) :) :) Happy story of the day! I'm passing it on! And God bless you, too!


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Make Money 6 years ago from Ontario Author

Thanks SEO IT! I can use all the blessings I get. :-)


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago

Make Money, Wonderful story! Brilliant! I hope they will forever remember the importance of including the Lord in all they do... Thank you for sharing, Peace & Blessings!


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Make Money 6 years ago from Ontario Author

Yeah for sure DeBorrah. Your welcome. You might also want to read my hub about the Manhattan Declaration. It's an interfaith agreement between different Christian flavors that are coming together in support of civil society and family values. I'm urging anyone that reads it to sign the declaration. It's the closest that I've seen to the One Body in Christ that we are called to be.


sandra rinck 6 years ago

That was awesome! Love it!!!


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Make Money 6 years ago from Ontario Author

Yeah isn't that cool Sandra. It took some cooperation between all 92 of them.


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Teresa Laurente 6 years ago from San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A.

Indeed! Good for him. One can never be suppressed what one wants to express from deep within. It comes out naturally, most especially when it is a common expression done unconsciously at all times; at home, with interaction to all, and within the heart. We should never be ashamed of our faith. Great guy - graduate.


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Make Money 6 years ago from Ontario Author

That's for sure Teresa.


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Springboard 6 years ago from Wisconsin

LOL. That's great stuff. :)


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Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV

AMEN!!!!!!!


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Smireles 6 years ago from Texas

Creative and totally awesome! Blessings!


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Make Money 6 years ago from Ontario Author

Springboard, Tom and Smireles, like the graduate said, GOD BLESS YOU


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terced ojos 6 years ago from terced_ojos@yahoo.com

God is Good Make Money.....All THE TIME.

Praise God.

Awesome.


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mquee 6 years ago from Columbia, SC

Nice story. Visited your forum, I will look into it a little later. Thanks.


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Make Money 6 years ago from Ontario Author

That's for sure terced ojos. Your welcome mquee. I'm in the process of making some changes to my forum so members can post their Hubs and other articles for backlinks, more visitors and discussions about them. I'll be adding more categories when I'm finished doing the modifications to the forum.


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slock62 6 years ago from Florida

Love it...Love It...LOVE IT!!!


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas

Cute little story, but a shame that the students had to resort to such actions. If someone feels so strongly that they don't want to use the word "God" or pray then just don't do it. :) Thanks for sharing :)


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Make Money 6 years ago from Ontario Author

Exactly Money Glitch. Glad you loved it slock62.


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itakins 6 years ago from Irl

A brilliant story-love it:)


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Make Money 6 years ago from Ontario Author

Glad you loved it itakins. I had to visit a couple of your hubs. 'The Silence of the Complicit' definitely needs to be told and '10 Pretty Useless Facts about Ireland' was fun.


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James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago

What a brilliant story! Well told, too. Thank you for this witty bit of wisdom.


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Make Money 5 years ago from Ontario Author

You are very welcomed James.

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