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 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.
Year's later that 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 the 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.
read these words..... "Paid in full with one glass of milk"
Dr. Howard Kelly.
Tears of joy flooded her eyes as her happy
heart prayed: "Thank You, God, that Your love has spread abroad through
human hearts and hands."
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