August 3, 2007

Grace: A touching story

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, he 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.

(Signed) Dr. Howard Kelly."

 Tears of joy flooded her eyes as her happy heart prayed:
"Thank You, God,  that Your love is shed abroad through human hearts and hands."

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

i can't read any of your stories and don't left a comment ...
your stories are all very good ...
i don't want to finish reading the stories ...i hope that you can put more on your blog ..

Parbhudayal, Mauritius. said...

Really heart touching....
Thnx...