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