Heaven’s Grocery Store

Author Unknown

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 inside.
I saw a host of angels; they were standing everywhere.
And one angel 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 the next day for more.

First, I got some Patience, Love was in the same row.
Further down was Understanding,
you need that everywhere you go.
I got a box or two of Wisdom, a bag or two of Faith.
I stopped by 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 you and me.
Then I started to the counter to pay my grocery bill.
For I thought I had everything to do my Master’s will.
But as I went up the aisle, I saw. Prayer
and just had to put that in.
For I knew when I stepped outside,
I would run right into sin.
Peace and joy were plentiful,
they were on the last shelf.
Song and Praises were hanging near,
so I just helped myself.

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

This article “Heaven’s Grocery Store” written by an unknown author is excerpted from the Kentucky District News a March 1998 edition.