For 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 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 abroad through
human hearts and hands."

~Author Unknown~


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