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Heavens Grocery Store

I was walking down the highway a long time ago,
One day I saw 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, they were standing everywhere,
One handed me a basket and said "My child, shop with care."
Everything a Christian needed was in that grocery store.
And all you couldn't carry, you could come back 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 and a bag or two of faith,
I just couldn't miss the Holy Ghost, for it was all over the place.

I stopped to get some strength and courage, to help me run
        the race.
By then my basket was getting full, but I remembered I
        needed some grace.
I didn't forget salvation, for salvation, that was free,
So I tried to get enough of that to save both you and me.
Then I started up to the counter to pay my grocery bill,
For I thought I had everything to do my Master's will.

As I went up the aisle, I saw prayer and just had to put that in,
For I knew when I stepped outside, I would run right into sin.
Peace and joy were plentiful, they were on the last shelf,
Song and praise were hanging near, so I just helped myself.

Then I said to the angel, "How much do I owe?"
He just smiled and said, "Take them everywhere you go."
Again I smiled at him and said, "How much do I owe?"
He smiled back and said, " My Child, Jesus paid your bill
      a long, long time ago 

Author: Unknown