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Heaven's Grocery Store

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I was walking down life's pathway Not so very long agoWhen I looked up and saw a sign, Heaven's Grocery Store.

I got a little closer And the door swung open wide.The next thing I knew I was standing there inside.

I saw a host of angels. They were standing everywhere.One handed me a basket and said, "My child, now shop with care."

Everything a Christian needed Was in that Grocery Store,And what you couldn't carry out You could come back next day for more.

Well, first I got some patience, Love is in the same row.Further down was understanding. You need those everywhere you go.

I got a box or two of wisdomAnd a bar or two of faith.You couldn't miss the Holy GhostHe was all over the place.

I didn't forget salvationFor salvation&md;that was free.I wanted to get enough of thatTo save both you and me.

There was meekness, longsuffering and gentlenessI saw these at a glance.I knew I'd better get some.I would never have a better chance.

I stopped to get some courageTo help me run life's race.Then my basket was getting fullAnd I remembered I needed grace.

Then I started for the counter To pay my grocery billI thought I had most everything To do the Father's will.

And I saw prayer, I just had to put that in.I knew when I stepped outside the door, I'd run right into sin.