At work a couple weeks ago I got really frustrated with the way a customer was acting and I just had to ask God, “Is this going to be the path that all humanity is going to go down?” And its funny, cause though my spirit was grieved, I was relentless and still tried spreading some of my natural joy with them. They left then, and not even more than 5 minutes later another customer came and This guy was Soooo Happy/Joyous! I couldn’t quite put my finger on it but I didn’t have to b/c I knew this was God telling me “There is still a Loving and Caring people out there that wanna do that which pleases Him.” Honestly, That immediately brought My Spirit up and I realized that when I’m really positive and do what Jesus would like me to do, God can use that to help bring light to others! So that same night I was on the internet and came across this story about a kid who was struggling through school and crossed paths with a kind lady. This totally gave his life a recharge of Hope, and it goes like this:
| 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 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 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 hands.”