Heavens Grocery Store


 As I was walking down life's highway

Many years ago
I came upon a sign that read

Heavens Grocery Store.

When I got a little closer

The doors swung open wide
And when I came to myself

I was standing inside.

I saw a host of angels.

They were standing everywhere
One handed me a basket and said

"My child shop with care."

Everything a human needed

Was in that grocery store

And what you could not carry

You could come back for more

First I got some Patience.

Love was in that same row.
Further down was Understanding, 

You need that everywhere you go.


I got a box or two of Wisdom

And Faith a bag or two.
And Charity of course

I would need some of that too.

I couldn't miss the Holy Ghost
It was all over the place.
And then some Strength

And Courage to help me run this race.


My basket was getting full
But I remembered I needed Grace,
And then I chose Salvation for
Salvation was for free

I tried to get enough of that to do for you and me.
Then I started to the counter to pay my grocery bill,

For I thought I had everything to do the Masters will.

As I went up the aisle
I saw Prayer and put that in,
For I knew when I stepped outside

I would run into sin.

Peace and Joy were plentiful,

 the last things on the shelf.
Song and Praise were hanging near
so I just helped myself.

Then I said to the angel

 "Now how much do I owe?"
 He smiled and said
"Just take them everywhere you go."

Again I asked "Really now,
How much do I owe?"
"My child" he said, "God paid your bill
a long long time ago."




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