Some of these illustrations don't even need words and a picture does more justice.
Just a few of the many reasons I'm thankful for Jesus (in visualizing the onion as me)...
"It wasn't so long ago that you were mired in that old stagnant life of sin." Ephesians 2:1, The Message
"You did not choose Me but I chose you..." John 15:16, NASB
"Though your sins are as scarlet, they will be as white as snow..." Isaiah 1:18, NASB
"...and we came out of it new people, washed inside and out by the Holy Spirit. Our Savior Jesus poured out new life so generously. God's gift has restored our relationship with him and given us back our lives. And there's more life to come—an eternity of life! You can count on this." Titus 3:5, The Message
Thank you, Jesus, for choosing me and cleaning me up!