Heaven’s Grocery Store

I was walking down life’s highway a long time ago.
One day I saw a sign that read, “Heaven’s Grocery Store”.
As I got a little closer, the door came open wide,
And when I came to myself, I was standing there 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 Christian needed was in that grocery store.
And all you couldn’t carry, you could come back for more.

First, I got some patience, love was in the same row.
Further down was understanding, you need that wherever you go.
I got a box or two of wisdom. And a bag or two of faith,
I just couldn’t miss the Holy Ghost, for He was all over the place.

I stopped to get some strength and courage, to help me run the race,
By then my basket was full, but I remembered I needed some grace.
I didn’t forget salvation. For salvation, that was free,
So I tried to get enough of that to save both you and me.
Then I started up to the counter to pay my grocery bill,
For I thought I had everything to do my Master’s will.

As I went up the aisle, I saw prayer and I just had to put that in,
For I new when I stepped outside, I would run right into sin.
Peace and joy were all plentiful, they were on the last shelf,
Song and praises were hanging near, so I just helped myself.

Then I said to the angel, “Now how much do I owe?”
He just smiled and said, “Just take them wherever you go.”
Again, I smiled at him and said, “How much do I owe?”
He smiled again and said, “My child, Jesus paid your bill a long time ago,”

The author wishes to remain anonymous