Monday, October 09, 2006

From One 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 she 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 h
er
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 wo rld a better place - And, after all, isn't that
what life is all about?

1 Comments:

Blogger Ken said...

Love this story. I got it in my mail before, a little different version though, but the contents still remain the same.

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