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.
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
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 just couldn't miss the HOLY GHOST,
for He was all over the place.
I stopped to get some STRENGTH
and COURAGE to help me run this race.
By then my basket was getting full,
but I remembered I needed some GRACE.
I didn't forget SALVATION,
for SALVATION 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 the 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 into sin.
PEACE AND JOY were plentiful;
they were last 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 smiled and said,
"How much do I really owe?"
He smiled again and said,
"MY CHILD, JESUS PAID YOUR BILL
A LONG, LONG TIME AGO."


~Unknown~


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