Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Glass of Milk...

Every now and then, I share something with you, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL) that I've received by e-mail.  That's what I'm doing, today!

To be honest, I've actually seen this story a few times over the past.  But, when I received it this last time, I thought I'd share it with you.

Here's what I received (I copied/pasted):

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 years 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."
There's a saying which goes something like this: Bread cast on the water comes back to you. The good deed you do today may benefit you or someone you love at the least expected time. If you never see the deed again at least you will have made the world a better place - And, after all, isn't that what life is all about?
Now you have two choices.
1.. You can send this page on and spread a positive message.
2. Or ignore it and pretend it never touched your heart.
The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which -- To burn ..  
Amazing!  Isn't it?!

To me, it is truly loving and honouring to God to hear how a person who was once helped, will help others... including the person who originally helped them, if they could.

Thinking about that, made me think of Acts 20:35, "I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive."

Originally, as we read in that story, the woman supported the weak... being the child who was in need of food.  Even though he received milk and not a meal, it helped him.

Then, as an adult who became a physician, he remembered what had been done to him as a child.  I believe God kept this on his heart and mind.

That fellow realized the woman who had helped him when he was a child, needed help at that time.

He didn't choose to forget what happened and shut the door.

Instead, he helped the woman.

To me, this was so very important. 

It seemed that the child who had suffered, yet had become an adult physician didn't just remember the past.  He also remembered the words of the Lord Jesus, and how He said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.

Just as we read, in today's Bible verse, it is more blessed to give, than to receive.

Do you help others?

It's so very important.

I believe that by doing so, you'll not only help someone else, you'll lay it on their heart to want to help other people, also.

Plus, anyone who helps others, will be fulfilling God's Word... doing what He would want done. 

By doing this, I believe you will be blessed.

Until next time...

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