I was going through some of my mother’s papers the other day and I found this little poem. My mom had kept it hidden away because she enjoyed it. I have no idea where she got it, but when I read it, I enjoyed it also. I wanted to share this with you.
Heaven’s Grocery Store
I was walking down life’s highway a long time ago,
When 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 Ghost for it 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 remember I needed some Grace.
I didn’t forget Salvation for salvation there was free.
So I tried to get enough of that to save…both for 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 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, they were on the last shelf.
Song and Praises 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 at him and said, “How much now do I really owe?”
He smiled again and said, “My child, Jesus paid your bill a long time ago.”
Bible reading for Week #9;
Holy Spirit and God
Week 9: God: His Love
1. Psalm 136 (God showed his love to Israel by …)
2. Isaiah 63:7-14 (A kindness of God I have seen is…)
3. Isaiah 43:1-7 (A loving God will protect me from…)
4. Psalm 89:1-14 (Because of God’s loving loyalty, I can…)
5. Jeremiah 31:1-9; Psalm 31:7-16 (Because of God’s love, I can rebuild…)
6. I John 4:7-21 (I can spread God’s love by…)
7. Romans 8:35-39; John 3:16; I Thessalonians 2:16 (I need to remember God’s love when…)