Life is a lot like an onion.
A death that happens slowly is still death.
Recently, we had left an onion a bit too long on the counter in the kitchen. Out of nowhere, something started growing out of it. Now, I’m sure if I was like most normal human beings, I would have done the normal thing and thrown it in the trash.
Maybe I’m not like most human beings.
I was intrigued by what was growing out of it. It basically looked like a green onion (skinny and green) growing out of the white onion (and yes, the picture above is real). And, according to some people, the green onion is totally usable (click here for details).
But, after awhile, even the green onions started to die. While it had the appearance of life for awhile, it couldn’t stay alive forever.
Everything needs water to live. It’s possible for things to have the appearance of life for awhile, but they cannot live forever, unless there is a source of life.
Remember what I said before: A death that happens slowly is still death.
I have seen this with people. They know how to give the right appearance or project the right “aura”, when in reality they are dying on the inside.
Soon enough, the outer appearance will fade, showing the death, or the problems, or the pain that hides underneath.
Remember this: Our attempts to cover up our brokenness will eventually come to light.
1 Corinthians 4:5 states, “For he will bring our darkest secrets to light and will reveal our private motives.”
So, knowing this to be true, we would be better served by following the instruction from James. He says in chapter 5, verse 16, “Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.”
Get connected to Jesus, the source of life, and life will be yours…REAL life, for eternity!