By Robert Brandenberg
I was walking down life’s highway, when it wasn’t long before,
That I saw a sign which read: HEAVEN’S UNIVERSAL STORE.
I came a little closer, the doors slid open wide,
And somehow I found myself standing right inside.
The store was full of Angles 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 not take today, come tomorrow for.
First I saw some PATIENCE, my stock of that was low.
And LOVE was near for all to see, in the middle row.
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 KINDESS could be found,
And straight away she broud a bunch with silken ribbon bound.
SALVATION was “on offer” – with endless guarantee.
So I took enough of that as well, to serve for you and me.
Making for the check out I saw some PRAYER, and put that in,
I knew that when I stepped outside I’d come face to face with sin.
Next to PRAYER were PEACE and JOY, on the very last bright shelf.
With “Songs of Praise” piled near – so I just helped myself.
My shopping spree was finished, so I asked: “What do I owe?”
The Angel just smiles and said, “Be careful how you go.”
But once again I asked her “Please tell me what I owe?”
“Your bill was paid in full, child, 2000 years ago”.