HEAVENíS 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 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 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."

 

This poem has been printed for you with love and for

good luck. It originated in the Netherlands and has been

around the world 9 times.

 

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