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Heaven’s Grocery Store

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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 blanket 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, a bag or two of Faith,
I just couldn’t miss the Holy Ghost, it was all over the place.
I stopped to get some Strength and Courage to help me run this race,
but then my blanket 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 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 Praises 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?”
The Angel smiled again and said, “My Child, Jesus Paid Your Bill A Long Time Ago.”

by Ron DeMarco
Copyright 1990
-Used by Permission Only-

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4 comments to Heaven’s Grocery Store

  • I truly enjoyed your poem. Thank you so much for sharing this. People just do not realize how important it is to have the Lord in your heart.

    Again thank you

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  • ladun

    Lord,I want to thank u for paying my debit

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  • Robin Clemons

    Mr. DeMarco: I have had a copy of this for about 15 years and never new that you were the author. I would like to make copies of it to frame and sell at craft shows, giving you the credit for writing it. Would this be okay?

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  • Hilary Stubbs

    I recently travelled on the Fred Olsen Braemar and your poem was read at the Sunday service.

    I would like permission to use it in the Church Magazine, of which I am editor, Parish of Luton St Anne with St Christopher.

    I am at the moment preparing the March edition and the closing date for copy would be February 10th. If it is possible I would like to use the poem in this edition.

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