Shame and Fig Leaves

So you messed up…
And your first thoughts:

“I don’t want Him to see me like this”

So πŸ’‘

Fig leaves:

(Hiding, lying, delaying)

They seem like adequate covers in the moment

A quick fix

But take a second to think…

Fig leaves:

All leaves are fragile 

They wilt sooner than later

Then they’ll just be garbage for clean up.

Fig leaves:

Easily torn

So too are the excuses we conjure

Deceptive propensities 

That are easily ruptured

Soon we must find additional leaves to cover these ruptures

Now layers of deception.

Like Adam, Eve and Habakkuk

Falsely we think He cannot look at us in our sin

So we hide, looking ridiculous in patched fig leaves

As our lives exponentially approach entropy 

Until we acknowledge the account of the gospels

  • Ripped veils of the Temple as He gave His life for us: Mt 27:51…
  • The ultimate sin sacrifice 
  • Opening the Holy of Holies with His death: Lev:16:2
  • That we may barge in boldly to find grace when we need it: John 5:14

It is beyond our mere finite beings to comprehend the ways of an infinitely AWEsome God! 

That a holy God can harbour us in His presence

Compassionately removing our frail wilted fig leaves and clothing us with His grace.


From a Just and Merciful God!

No need to ever be ashamed.



21 Comments Add yours

  1. charisma says:

    How you relate deception, fragility and shame in this poem giving the Biblical reference is so wonderful. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ This is such a beautiful poem. πŸ™‚ I’m glad I just read it. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much😊😊

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      1. charisma says:

        My pleasure. :): )

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  2. God bless you for this beautiful words. I actually have a problem of feeling inadequate before God sometimes.

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    1. I think we all have at some point…but we must remind ourselves of what God has said to us…and recognize shame as not being from God to counteract it with His gifts and promises. Thanks for reading.


  3. Marsha B. Hays says:

    Aren’t we ridiculous to think we can cover our own sins in the presence of an Omniscient God? Praise God for Grace! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. We sure are! …But Grace! Thanks for reading!


  4. What JOY we have, in the knowledge that we have a God who loves us so much, that even in our sin and shame, He is so completely enamoured with us! And rather than leaving us hiding under our shame, He exposes it, and cleanses us from it, so that we can live guilt free, basking in His rich, unconditional love! Your thoughts are written beautifully and tell a wonderful love story! Thank you!

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    1. Indeed beautifully said! His Love is beyond words…what a God! Thank you!


  5. Heidi says:

    What a wonderful piece! I loved it. Thanks for sharing. πŸ™‚

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  6. Such a great piece, so thankful for your voice on such an important topic!

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  7. Maggie says:

    I love the comparison with the fig leaves and our shame. Beautifully written and impactful! God bless you and your writing!

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  8. Malinda Just says:

    Love the explanation that leaves are fragile, and eventually we will need more, leading to layers of deception! Nice work!

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    1. I am always amazed by the way God reveals things to me. It’s all God! Happy you liked it. Thanks for reading.


  9. ashleyvarner says:

    Beautiful! These feelings are something everyone can relate with! Thank you Lord that shame is gone in Jesus name!

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  10. nutmegmusings says:

    Amazing! Very well written!! You use some easily recognizable themes and ideas that convey your ideas nicely.

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    1. Thank you for reading! 😊😊

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