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What did Jesus look like?

Was He tall? Short? Athletic? Skinny?

Did He have dark hair? Or was He uncharacteristically blonde for a man in his culture? Or even a redhead?

Was His sideburns long? Did He have a funky “soul patch”? Did He wear a cool shirt when He preached?

The Bible says almost nothing about the physical appearance of Jesus, other than this:

“My servant grew up in the Lord’s presence like a tender green shoot, like a root in dry ground. There was nothing beautiful or majestic about his appearance, nothing to attract us to him,” Isaiah 53:2.

We don’t know exactly why the Bible is silent regarding a description of Jesus, but I think we can make a good guess. If we had a detailed description of Jesus, many would likely get hung up on the image of Jesus, rather than give their attention to the Person of Jesus.

That does not mean, however, that God doesn’t have something very specific in mind for people to understand what Jesus is like. God’s idea is for people to look at your life and see Jesus. God wants you to be the visual for others to see what Jesus is like.

“For God knew his people in advance, and he chose them to become like his Son, so that his Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters,” Romans 8:29.

“And all who have been united with Christ in baptism have put on Christ, like putting on new clothes,” Galatians 3:27.

“23 Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. 24 Put on your new nature, created to be like God—truly righteous and holy,” Ephesians 4:23-24.

“Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do, because you are his dear children. 2 Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ. He loved us and offered himself as a sacrifice for us, a pleasing aroma to God,” Ephesians 5:1-2.

“You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had,” Philippians 2:5. 

When people look at you, can they see Jesus?