Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Thank You!

Hello! I thought this monkey was adorable!

I hope you are having a wonderful week.... I have another story to share with you.

For A Glass Of Milk and Cookies

Several years ago, a poverty stricken boy was selling trinkets from door-to-door in order to pay his way through school. On one particular day he found himself down to his last thin dime and he was hungry.
He decided he would ask for a meal at the next house. However, he lost his nerve when a beautiful young woman opened the door. Instead of asking for a meal, he asked for a drink of water.
She thought he looked sort of hungry so she brought him a large glass of milk and some cookies instead. 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."
"Then I thank you from the bottom of my heart," he replied. As Howard Kelly left that house, he not only felt stronger physically but his faith in God and human beings was strengthened. He had been ready to give up and quit.
Many years later that same young woman became critically ill. The local doctors were baffled by her condition. She was finally sent to the big city where they called in specialists to study her rare disease. Dr. Howard Kelly was called for the consultation.
When he heard the name of the town she came from, a strange light filled his eyes. Immediately he went down the hall of the hospital to her room. Dressed in his physicians gown he went in to see her. He recognized her instantly. He went back to the consultation room determined to do his best to save her life. He gave special attention to her case. After a long struggle, the battle was won.....he had saved her life.
Dr. Kelly requested the business office to give him the final bill for approval. He looked at it and wrote something on the bottom of the bill before it was sent to her room.
She was afraid to open it because she was sure it might take all her resources to pay for it. Finally, she looked and on the bottom she read these words:
"Paid in full with one cold glass of mild and some cookies."
Dr. Howard Kelly.
Tears of joy flooded her eyes as her happy heart gave praise and thanks: "Thank you, God, that Your love has also been shared through another human being because of the lessons share with me by my mother."

John 15:15-16 says it all.
No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing: but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you. You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you.

Deets: Stamps: Stampendous - monkey, CHF polka dot backgrounder, Ink: Cool Carribean, Wild Wasabi, Perfect Pink SU! reinkers, Accesorries: Making Memories - Noteworthy collection, and little sticky pearls.



1 comment:

Keri Lee Sereika said...

Mary you card is so cute....but that story...I am in tears...see we have no idea today what will make the real difference