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HEAVEN'S GROCERY STORE 

"Something to think about!"


I liked this so much, it is provided in both story form and as a poem. Enjoy!

Story

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 I realized 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."


Heaven's 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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