We don’t really know!

For two thousand years, artists have attempted to show Jesus using paint, ink, and carved stone, but no one really knows what He actually looked like. You might think that Matthew, Peter, or John—friends of Jesus who wrote part of the Bible—would have mentioned something about what Jesus looked like, but they didn’t.

Although we know the names of most of the Bible writers, the real author behind the Bible is the Holy Spirit of God. God’s Holy Spirit, who lives in all people who believe in Jesus, directed and guided the men who wrote the books and letters that make up our Bible. The Holy Spirit of God didn’t think things like Jesus’ height or eye color were important.

So what can we know about Jesus’ physical appearance? Since He walked everywhere, He was probably muscular and trim. It’s safe to say that Jesus was in good physical condition. But other than that, He was rather ordinary in appearance. It says so in Isaiah 53:2b: “He didn’t have any beauty or majesty that made us notice him. There wasn’t anything special about the way he looked that drew us to him.”

Here’s what’s really important: Jesus is God who came to earth as a human! God became one of us! He knows what it’s like being a person—and because God became like you and me, we can be happy and confident knowing that we serve a Savior who truly understands us!

By the way, the world worships people who are handsome or beautiful, but God often chooses rather ordinary people to do His extraordinary work! You won’t often find God’s people in movies or on popular TV shows, but you will discover God’s people in places where lives are being saved. If you’re an ordinary girl or boy, there’s good news for you—God can use you! Are you ready to serve Him?

Bible Truth

“We have a high priest (Jesus) who can feel it when we are weak and hurting. We have a high priest who has been tempted in every way, just as we are. But he did not sin” (Hebrews 4:15)

“The Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. We have seen it. We give witness to it” (1 John 4:14).



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