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WHAT JESUS LOOKED LIKE
God sent his Son into the world that the world through him might believe (John 3:17). The word was made flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth (John 1:14). We may wonder today, what did he look like? Paul wrote (Phil. 2:1), "...took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men."
We have no photos and no contemporary works which give us his exact likeness. Through the years many artists have produced paintings from their own inspirations. Invariably, these lean toward a beautiful, almost-feminine, appearance. Prophetic inspiration tells us (Isa. 53:2), "...he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.
Physical beauty does not necessarily accompany inward beauty, and vice versa. God told Samuel (I Sam. 16:1), "...the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh upon the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart." John said (John 1:14), "...and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father..." What Jesus looked like was not beautiful, but what he did was more than beautiful. It was wonderful!!
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