Thursday, 19 April 2007


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 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. He had

been ready to give up and quit.

Years 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


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

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 happy heart prayed: "Thank

You, GOD, that Your love has spread abroad through human hearts and


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