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The glass of milk that paid a medical bill!

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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 year's 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 broad through human hearts and hands."
 
God will not forget even for the glass of water that we give to a stranger. We may have a bucket list of things that we want to do in life before we die. But very rarely, we have a list to help other people. Look around and see what you can do for others. There may be a brother that may need help financially or a sister that needs encouragement. Tell something, share a meal, encourage, listen, help, give time, give away a cloth to wear. There may not be another person to praise you or thank you for what you did. But your reward is sure.

A little help can change a person’s life.

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“So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
Matthew 6:2-4

And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones who is my disciple, truly I tell you, that person will certainly not lose their reward.”
Matthew 10:42

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1 comment:

  1. I became acquainted with Rick and Marla's business a few months ago in part through my Daughter whom owns a Medical Review and Transcription Company in San Diego. Money Makin' Mommies

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