Heaven’s Grocery Store


anecdotal stories

*Pastor’s Note: This is another one of those great anecdotal stories from the past that used to circulate by email before the social media craze hit. It is one I have saved for years. Enjoy and be blessed!

As I was walking down life’s highway many years ago, I came upon a sign that read HEAVEN’S GROCERY STORE in big bold letters. When I got a little closer the doors swung open wide.

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.” My understanding was that everything a human needed was in that grocery store and what you could not carry you could come back for more.

First I got some Love. Patience was in that same row. Further down was Understanding, you need that everywhere you go. So I also picked up a box or two of Wisdom to go with the understanding, and some Faith, a bag or two; and Charity of course I would need some of that too. I couldn’t miss the Holy Ghost, He was all over the place. And then some Strength and Courage to help me run the race I was in.

My basket was getting full but I remembered I needed Grace, and then I saw Salvation and I knew I needed that, and I spied the Salvation was for free. I tried to get enough of that to do for you and me, but the angel stated it was only one to a customer. Then I started to the counter to pay my grocery bill, for I thought I had everything I needed to do the Master’s will.

as heaven's grocery store

As I went up the aisle, I saw Prayer and put a big helping of that in, for I knew when I stepped outside I would run into temptation as it was all over. Peace and Joy were plentiful, the last things on the shelf. Song and Praise 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 asked, “Really now, how much do I owe?”

“My child” he said, “God paid the bill a long, long time ago. It’s available to anyone, all they have to do is come.”

Author Unknown

About Roland Ledoux

Pastor of Oasis Bible Ministry, an outreach ministry of intercessory prayer, encouragement and exhortation of the Word of God and author of the ministry blog, For The Love of God. I live in Delta, Colorado with my beautiful wife of 49+ years and a beautiful yellow lab whom we affectionately call Bella.
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