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 SPIRIT 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 “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, “Jesus paid your bill a long, long time ago.”

by Ron DeMarco

I hope you enjoyed HEAVEN’S GROCERY STORE.

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