Wednesday, November 7, 2007

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 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 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."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Indeed a great story!

Love, Kindness and Compassion never go in vain.

As it is truly said: “What you sow so shall you reap”.

It is an immutable law of nature with as much force as the law of gravity. We ignore this law at our own risk.

Few points I had read once in the same regards:

If you sow wheat, you will reap wheat. If you sow corn, you will reap corn. Sowing wheat won’t reap you paddy.

If you sow today, you cannot reap tomorrow. It takes time for your labor to bear fruit.

If you sow hundreds of seeds, you will harvest thousands. Your yield will be far greater than you have sown.

Here in the story, the young lady was bypassed the big bill for her kindness she had shown to that poor little boy years back.

GOD is great. He is omni-present and knows everything. Here in the story, the same character (Howard Kelly) helped the lady back for her kindness.

But many times it also happens that GOD may send anyone (whom you may not know in your life) anytime for your help, for your good deeds to others. Whatever you give out to others, God will eventually give back to you. This is the basic nature of God's Justice

Therefore, we should forgive others and be forgiven by God; love others and be loved by God; give mercy to others and receive mercy from God; fill the needs of others and the Great God shall fill our needs