Jesus – What Did He Look Like?

March 22, 2012

“He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to Him, nothing in His appearance that we should desire Him.” – Isaiah 53:2b

Our society worships outward appearance. Hollywood stars are usually the “beautiful people.” The ordinary folks are sometimes relegated to supporting roles. So, when God sent His Son to be the biggest star the world’s stage has ever known, He chose for Him to look very ordinary. In other words, He wasn’t much to look at. Now, that might surprise us in thinking about the Son of God, but God sought to identify with the majority of us. Read the scripture text again. “He had no beauty or majesty…”

But that was during His earthly ministry. What does He look like now? The Bible tells us that He gave a sneak preview to His three closest disciples. One day Jesus led them up high on a mountain, “…and He was transfigured before them; and His face shown like the sun, and His garments became as white as light.” One day, Jesus is coming again and we will all easily recognize Him as the Son of God. And more good news for those who trust in Him: we’ll receive new bodies -perfect bodies – that will never get sick and tired, that will never age and die. Like Jesus, our new bodies will be dazzling, and we ordinary folks will be eternally grateful.