Heaven's 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, 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 and asked "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."