I was walking down life's highway tired and foot sore,
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 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 needs is in that grocery store,
and all you can't carry, come back the next day for more.
First I got some Patience, Love was in the same row,
further down was Understanding, needed everywhere you go.
I got a box or two of Wisdom and Faith. Those I needed most.
Each package had a label that read: "Stocked by the Holy Ghost."
I stopped to get some Strength and Courage to help me run this race,
but then my basket was getting full and I remembered I needed Grace.
I didn't forget Salvation which like the others 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 had to put it 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?"
the Angel smiled and said "Just take them everywhere you go."
Again I politely asked "How much do I really owe?"
"MY CHILD, JESUS PAID YOUR BILL A LONG, LONG TIME AGO."
- by Ron DeMarco
copyright 1990 (used by permission)