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Heaven's Grocery Store

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I was walking down life's pathwayNot so very long agoWhen I looked up and saw a signHeaven'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 neededWas in that Grocery StoreAnd what you couldn't carry outYou 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 faithYou 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.

Joy and peace were plentifulAnd they were on the same shelfSongs and praises were hanging everywhereSo I just helped myself.

Then I said to the angelHow much do I really oweHe smiled and said just take themEverywhere you go.

But I said no&md;I want to pay. How much do I really owe?He said Jesus paid it all on CalvaryA long time ago.