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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

A Glass of Milk

Author Unknown

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. She began to read the following words:

“Paid in full with one glass of milk”
Signed, Dr. Howard Kelly.

6 thoughts:

Angie said...

Karen---I Loved that! One glass of milk!

AND one drop of Blood from the Savior paid all ---the debt of my sin was great--but HE paid it all!

This was truly an encouragement to read!

LisaShaw said...

I agree with Angie.

This is beautiful Karen. Thank you for sharing.

LisaShaw said...

And did I say, I love you.

Andy's Bethy said...

I needed that today.

Denise said...

Oh, that so warms my heart..... Just like a warm glass of milk before bedtime....... We never never know who's lives we are touching..... Ain't God good.......

~hon~ said...

This beautiful story gave me tears, goosebumps and encouragement.

You are one of the most beautiful and great persons I know, Karen. You have made an impact, difference and ripple in my life.


iLoveYouSoMuch, my dear sister in CHRIST!

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