Glass of Milk
One day, a poor boy 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 and asked, ‘How much do I owe you?’ ‘You don’t owe me anything,’ she replied ‘Mother has taught us never to accept payment 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.
Years later that young woman became critically ill. She was sent to the big city hospital, 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 to see her. He recognized her at once. 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 it. Finally, she looked, and something caught her attention on the side as she read these words…… ‘ Paid in full with one glass of milk.’ (Signed) Dr. Howard Kelly.
Tears of joy flooded her eyes as her happyheart prayed: ‘Thank You, GOD, that Your love has spread abroad through human hearts and hands.