sobota 10. apríla 2010

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 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 stronger also. He had been ready to give up and quit.

Years 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, the light of recognition 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 even more 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, and 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 Lord, that your love has spread through human hearts and hands.


9 komentárov:

  1. Thank you Graham... I'm very glad you like the story...

  2. Wonderful post, Viera my dear sweet Sister
    Thank you for touched sharing.

    " What you are planting will bear fruit in time
    you never expect to enjoy it "

    Have a beautiful Sunday,
    Brother Love and Prayer - Ham

  3. Viera, did love this blog post. Actually, a good story that pictures well how we should never become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest...

  4. Thank you Ham for your lovely comment...I'll add only ..."What you do to others will bear fruit in you"...
    Have a nice week...

  5. Old proverb say : "The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude. ... The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit. ... Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves" ...

    Wishing you a speedy recovery and wonderful week dear Belita...

  6. Viera your story is very impressive. It remind me of Mother Teresa. She told once "Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier".

    Thanks for sharing.

    With love

  7. Thank you Regina for your visit here and your lovely comment...I fully agree with you...

    I hope your trip was great and enjoy this week as well...

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