Heaven's Grocery Store

Sunday, March 1, 1998

Matthew 21:22 – All things whatsoever you shall ask in prayer, believing, you shall receive.

    I was walking down life's 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 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 the next day for more.

    First, I got some patience: Love was in the same row.
    Further down was understanding: you need that everywhere you go.
    I got a box or two of wisdom, a bag or two of faith.
    I just couldn't miss the Holy Spirit, for He was all over the place.

    I stopped to get some strength and courage to help me run this race.
    By then my basket was getting full, but I remembered I needed some grace.
    I didn't forget salvation, for salvation 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 the Master's will.
    As I went up the aisle, I saw prayer, and I just had to put that in,
    For I knew when I stepped outside, I would run into sin.
    Peace and joy were plentiful; they were last 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 smiled and said, "How much do I really owe?"
    He smiled again and said, "My child, Jesus paid your bill a long, long time ago.


Prayer: Thank you, Lord, that by grace we are saved, through faith, not by works, for it is Your gift. May we be truly grateful. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.

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