Thursday, June 23, 2011


As I was walking down life's highway many years ago,
I came upon a sign that read Heaven's 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 Master's will.
As I went up the aisle, I saw Prayer and put that in.
For I knew when I stepped outside I would run right 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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