Going shopping like never before.
Posted: April 21st 2019 | Posted in Funerals
I’ve been going through some papers and was reminded of this poem, that I first came across at a Funeral back in November. I can still remember how everyone smiled as they sat and listened to the person reading it. It got lots of comments after the service and many people asked for a copy of it:
The poem is called ‘Heaven’s Grocery Store.’
” 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 there inside.
I saw a host of angels, they were standing everywhere. One handed me a basked 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 for more.
First, I got some patience. Love was in the same row. Further down was understanding, you need that wherever you go. I got a box or two of wisdom and 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 the race. By then my basket was getting full but I remembered I needed some grace. I didn’t forget salvation, for salvation, that 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 I just had to put that in. For I knew when I stepped outside, I would run right into sin. Peace and joy were all 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 just smiled and said: “Just take them everywhere you go.” Again, I smiled at him and said: “How much do I owe?” He smiled again and said: “My child, Jesus paid your bill a long time ago.”
The shops are back open again after the Easter Sunday closure but they’ll be nothing like this!