Heaven's Grocery Store

I was walking down life's hightway, a long time ago.

One day I say 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 there inside.

I saw a host of angels who were standing everywhere.

One handed me a basket and said, "Remember, shop with care."

Everything a believer needed was in that grocery store.

And if you couldn't carry all, you could return again for more.

First I got some patience; love was in the same row;

further down was understanding — you need that wherever you go.

I got a box or two of wisdom, a bag or two of faith.

I just couldn't miss the Holy Spirit.  He was all over the place.

I stopped to get some strength and courage to help me run this race.

But then my basket was getting full when I remembered I needed grace.

I didn't forget salvation, since it happened to be free.

I tried to get enought of that to save both you and me.

As I started up to the counter to pay my grocery bill,

I thought I had everything to do my Master's will.

But then I spied prayer, and I just had to put that in,

For I knew when I stepped outside, I would run right into sin.

Peace and joy were plentiful; the covered the last shelf.

Song and praises were hanging near, so I just helped myself.

Then I said to the ange, "How much do I owe?"

He just smiled and said, "Take them everywhere you go."

Again, I smiled and said, "How much do I really owe?"

"My child," he said, "God paid your bill, a long long time ago."