Shop with Care

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.”

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