A GLASS OF MILK

> > > > > > > > One day, a poor boy
who was selling goods from door to
door to pay his way through school,
found he had only one thin dime left,
and he was hungry.
> > > > > > > > He decided he would
ask for a meal at the next house.
However, he lost his nerve when a
lovely young woman opened the door.
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Instead of a meal he
asked for a drink of water. She
thought he looked hungry so brought
him a large glass of milk. He drank it
so slowly, and then asked, How much do
I owe you?”
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > You don’t owe me
anything,” she replied. “Mother has
taught us never to accept pay for a
kindness.”
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > He said … “Then I
thank you from my heart.”
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > As Howard Kelly left
that house, he not only felt stronger
physically, but his faith in God and
man was strong also. He had been ready
to give up and quit.
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Many year’s later that
same young woman became critically
ill. The local doctors were baffled.
They finally sent her to the big city,
where they called in specialists to
study her rare disease.
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Dr. Howard Kelly was
called in for the consultation. When
he heard the name of the town she came
from, a strange light filled his eyes.
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Immediately he rose
and went down the hall of the hospital
to her room.
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Dressed in his
doctor’s gown he went in to see her.
He recognized her at once.
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > He went back to the
consultation room determined to do his
best to save her life. From that day
he gave special attention to her case.
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > After a long struggle,
the battle was won.
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Dr. Kelly requested
the business office to pass the final
bill to him for approval. He looked at
it, then wrote something on the edge
and the bill was sent to her room. She
feared to open it, for she was sure it
would take the rest of her life to pay
for it all. Finally she looked, and
something caught her attention on the
side of the bill. She read these
words …
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > “Paid in full with one
glass of milk”
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > (Signed) Dr. Howard
Kelly.
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Tears of joy flooded
her eyes as her happy heart
prayed: “Thank You,
> > > > > > > > God, that Your love
has spread broad through human hearts
and hands.”
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > There’s a saying which
goes something like this: Bread cast
on the waters comes back to you. The
good deed you do today may benefit you
or someone you love at the least
expected time. If you never see the
deed again at least you will have made
the world a better place – And, after
all, isn’t that what life is all about?

Advertisements

4 thoughts on “A GLASS OF MILK”

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s