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Heaven's Grocery Store

Marching down life’s highway, my feet became very sore
I then came upon a sign that read “Heaven’s Grocery Store”
When I got closer the doors swung open wide
Next thing I knew I was standing there inside
I saw a flock of angels positioned everywhere
They handed me a basket and said, “Child shop with care.”
Everything a human required was in that grocery store
With many commodities to carry, you could always come back for more
First I acquired some Patience; Love was in that same row
Further down was Understanding, you require that everywhere you go
I grabbed a box of Wisdom and Faith, a bag or two
And obtained Charity of course but more than just a few
And then reached for Courage to help me run this wicked race
My basket was almost full but remembered some loving Grace
I then chose Salvation for it was advertised as free
I tried to collect enough of that for both you and me
Then I started 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 proceeded put that in
For I knew when I stepped outside I was bound to encounter sin
Peace and Joy were plentiful, the last thing on that shelf
Song and Praise were hanging near so I just helped myself
Then I asked an angel, “Now how much do I owe?”
She smiled and said, “Just take them wherever you may go.”
Again I asked, “No really, how much do I owe?”
“My child,” she said, “God paid your bill a long time ago.”

Copyright © | Year Posted 2010

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Date: 3/20/2018 5:46:00 PM
Bibliographic information QR code for Shop in Heaven's Grocery Store Title Shop in Heaven's Grocery Store Author Lorine Woody Publisher Old Paths Tract Society, Incorporated, 1990 Length 2 pages
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Date: 1/11/2018 12:44:00 AM
Adam, I've enjoyed your Heavens' Grocery Store poem for many years. You did a great job with it. In addition to poetry, I also a write Christmas plays for children. I'm seeking permission to use your Poem as the inspiration for a play of the same title. Simply stated, the play will bring the poem to life, with a narrator periodically reciting excerpts of your original work. I have no plans for publication, I'm simply writing it for children at a local church to perform at Christmas time.
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Date: 10/4/2010 4:51:00 AM
Congratulations on your win Adam in Paula Swanson's contest "Pass". Love, Carol
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Date: 10/4/2010 3:48:00 AM
Hi Adam :) sent you soupmail...
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Date: 10/3/2010 1:22:00 PM
Why am I not surprised that this is in the Winners' Circle, Adam! Beautiful! Peace, love, Audrey
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Date: 10/3/2010 5:21:00 AM
Congratulations on this well deserved win in the contest, Adam
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Date: 10/3/2010 5:02:00 AM
Congrats Adam on your HM in the Pass contest.. enjoy your honor this super Sunday with luv..
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Date: 10/2/2010 9:59:00 PM
You show great creativity in this write, Adam..I love this very much! Thank you for sharing this...and I'm glad I got to read it..inspiring. God bless you. Peace, love, Audrey
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Date: 10/2/2010 5:06:00 PM
Very creative and interesting write on Heaven's Grocery store, Nice sanctuary God paying the bill, Adam
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