I was walking down life’s highway, not so long before,
When I saw a sign which read: HEAVEN’S UNIVERSAL STORE.
As I came a little closer, the doors slid open wide,
And somehow I found myself standing right inside.
The store was full of angels serving everywhere,
One, handing me a trolley, said:
“Welcome; shop with care;
Everything a Christian needs is in this Heavenly Store
And what you don’t take today, you can come tomorrow for.”
First I chose some PATIENCE, my stock of that was low and
LOVE was near for all to see, right in the middle row.
Then I took a tray of WISDOM and a bag or two of GRACE
And lots of PERSEVERANCE, to help me last the pace.
I asked a helping Angel where KINDNESS could be found,
and straight away she brought me a bunch with silken ribbon bound.
SALVATION was on “offer” with limitless guarantee,
So I took enough of that to serve you and me.
Making for the check-out, I saw PRAYER and put that in,
For I knew that when I stepped outside, I’d come face to face with sin
And next to prayer where PEACE and JOY on the very last bright shelf,
With “SONGS and PRAISES” piled up near - so I just helped myself.
My shopping spree was finished now so I asked “How much do I owe?”
the Angel just smiled and said, ”Do take care as you go.”
But once again I asked “Please, will you tell me what I owe?
Still smiling the Angel said,
“Your bill, child was paid in full, some 2000 years ago.”