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 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 years 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 through human hearts and hands.”          Selected
 
 It is stated in the Bible, Ecclesiastes 11:1,
“Cast your bread upon the waters, for after many day you will find it again.”   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 world a better place – And, after all, isn’t that what life is all about?

4 Responses to “GLASS OF MILK”

  1. This is my prayer, to make the world a better place,that others will see Jesus in Me ! This is a beautiful story.
    Thank you Max for making my world a better place .
    Love and Prayers, Joann

  2. What small act of kindness could make such a difference is someone’s life? I need to be constantly aware of God putting such opportunities in my path each day. Thank you for your encouraging words. I hope you and Joann have a wonderful week.

  3. For those of us who are Christians, we have many opportunities to do deeds of kindness. My oldest son and grandson play in a band for Sunday motning worship. They were asked to play as a band for a neighboring church where they were using a park in their town to raise money for water wells in Africa. Just think how many people will reap blessings from having a drink of water. Both the giver and the receiver get a blessing from an act of kindness which was the point of the story, “A Glass of Milk”. Then God is glorified because of an act of kindness..

  4. I love this story and enjoy reading it every time I see it. We are all praying for a better world. If it is in God’s will. God Bless

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