My Life is like an Onion
From the ground, I am stained with dirt.
I am dry and I am flaky.
But when I commit my life to you,
my pursuit of You causes my flakes to shed.
Layer after layer You pull off death.
The closer I get to You, the brighter I become.
I cry uncontrollably from an unhindered praise.
I can no longer hide. When I walk into a room, everyone knows You are there.
“What is that?”, they ask. They know You are present.
Even the blind know when You are present. You are the cure to sickness.
Just being close to You causes the temperatures of hell to drop.
Layer after layer, deeper and deeper I find what You have hidden for me.
And just when I think the journey is over, You take me to another realm of truth.
My life is like an onion.
This poem was inspired by me reflecting on how much I have learned over the past year. The more I think about it, the more I realize that there is so much I don’t know. And just when I think I have got it figured out, God shows me another realm – information that I never knew existed. And all the while, during this process, I can see myself changing. I can see a judgmental spirit shedding. I can see a hardness shedding. And tears. Oh man, the tears! I don’t even know where they come from sometimes! But I get so overwhelmed when I think of what Jesus did for me and about the love He has for me. When I think about the purpose of this life, and how He chose little old ME to reflect Him, I am simply overcome. When I think about the angels rejoicing over the fact that I have accepted the love He has for me, tears flow because my body doesn’t know what else to do. I can imagine the angels jumping up and down saying “she’s starting to get it!” And I am humbled by the reactions of others when I finally choose to submit to the spirit of Christ and allow Him to use me. “How do you know so much?” they say. The truth is, I don’t know anything! God knows everything, and when I pursue Him, He takes me to another level of truth.
My life is like an onion!
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