Through this simple yet profound exercise
of peeling onions,
I have managed to draw parallelism
between the layers of onion
and the struggles I’ve faced
in my personal relationship with Christ.
As I was peeling back
the tough protective skin of the onion,
I noticed the weathered and crusty nature of it.
The protective skin of the onion
reminded me of my tired and jaded outlook
which I had unwittingly picked up
and adopted towards life.
It is this same unhealthy attitude
which had unfortunately inhibited me
from being closer to God.
As I continued peeling back the onion,
the outermost layer of the onion revealed
the slightly pinkish flesh.
reflected more pink
until I reached the radiantly white center of the onion.
The transitions of the colour of the flesh
signified the purity I aspire
to reach with Christ.
My tough exterior
has previously prevented Christ
from truly removing the impurities in my life.
I didn’t allow Him into my life
where He could bring out
the best and unadulterated part of me.
I had refused to acknowledge Him
as my personal Lord and Saviour
His many calls to me went unanswered.
His many invitations to embrace Him went unheeded.
Fortunately through the passage of time,
His love for me has torn down the many barriers
I have erected in my heart.
Similar to the layers of the onion
that I had physically removed,
He has patiently reached down
to touch and work on the core of my heart.
I pray that in the future
I will never unwittingly shut myself
from His love again.