Scouts-L Mail Archive for April of 1999: A Scoutmaster minuter
A Scoutmaster minuter
Thu, 1 Apr 1999 12:47:11 -0700
I will try this again
Heaven's Grocery Store
I was walking down life's highway a long time ago. One day I saw a sign
that read, "HEAVEN'S GROCERY STORE".
As I got a little closer, the door opened wide, and then I found myself
I saw a host of ANGELS. They were standing everywhere. One handed me a
basket and said,
"My Child, shop with care".
Everything a human needed was in that grocery store. And if you couldn't
carry all, you could come back the next day for more.
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 GHOST, for it was all over the place.
I stopped to get some STRENGTH and COURAGE TO HELP ME RUN THIS RACE. By
then my basket I needed some GRACE.
I didn't forget SALVATION, for SALVATION 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 the 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 into sin.
PEACE and JOY were plentiful; they were last 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 again and
said, "MY CHILD, GOD PAID YOUR BILL A LONG, LONG TIME AGO."
Yours in Scouting!
Les Chaffin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Scoutmaster, Troop 104 - Twin Falls, Idaho
Falls District, Boy Scout Roundtable Commissioner
Snake River Council - <http://snakerivercouncil.org/>