Saturday, December 13, 2014

The Good 'ol days by Fred Collins

Dear Editor,

Many of our Windham readers can relate to what is called “The Good Old Days”. Were they so good? As Joe and I conversed over a cup of coffee, Joe said his first car cost $745. My motorcycle cost $150. Joe said, grocery shopping was not his cup of tea! The prices are out of site!

I mentioned I saw a sign the other day, believe it or not, the prices are the same as days of old. The sign outside said, “Heaven’s Grocery Store.” When I came to myself, I was standing inside. Low and behold, the clerks were angels! One-handed me a basket and said, “My child, shop with care.” Everything one needed was in the grocery store. All you couldn’t carry you could come back for the next day. 

First, I got some patience, love was in the same row, further down was understanding, you need that everywhere you go, I got a box or two of wisdom, a bag or two of faith, I just couldn’t miss the Holy Spirit for it was all over the place. I stopped to get some strength and courage to help me run this race, by now 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 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?” He just smiled and said, “Just take them everywhere you go.” Again I smiled at him and said, “How much do I really owe?” He said, “My child, Jesus paid your bill a long time ago!”

Submitted by Fred Collins

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