Heaven's Grocery Store

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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 come back again 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 spirit, for it was all over the place.

I stopped to get some strength and courage, to help me run the race.

By then, my basket was getting 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 knew 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, I just helped myself.

Then I said to the angel, "Now how much do I owe?"

He just smiled and said, "Just take them everywhere you go."

Again, I smiled at him and said, "How much do I owe?"

He smiled again and said, "My child, Jesus Christ paid your bill a long time ago."