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The Heavens 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 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."
         

It originated in the Netherlands and has been around the world 9 times.

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