He grew up before him like a tender shoot, and like a root out of dry ground. He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him.

Isaiah 53:2 (NIV)

“What did Jesus look like?” is a question people have been thinking about for quite some time. When we think about what Jesus looked like, we have this verse from Isaiah 53 that tells us he looked just like everyone else at the time. Indeed, there was nothing special about his looks to attract our attention. In fact, Jesus was so ordinary looking that Judas had to point out who he was amongst his disciples the night before he was crucified (Matthew 26:48).

Another question comes to mind as I consider what Jesus might have looked like. Why does it matter what Jesus looked like? It’s natural curiosity. To try and understand Jesus, we might somehow understand him “better” if we could put a face to the name. Yet, as Christians, we know that what Jesus looked like doesn’t matter as much as who he was and what he stands for. Jesus is the Son of God. He’s our risen Lord. The first and the last. Jesus is our salvation.

If, by some fanciful bit of science fiction, we were transported back to Jerusalem almost 2,000 years ago and passed Jesus on the street, he’d look no different than anyone else we passed. However, if you heard him speak, you would know him instantly because his sheep know his voice.

Do you know God? God knows you, and he loves you. He sees you as significant because you are. No one is insignificant to Him. He’s with you today, and he wants you to know him. Jesus died for your sins and mine so we could be free of guilt, freed from death, and live eternally with him. Eternal salvation is just a prayer away.

Pray this prayer with me to accept the gift of salvation:

Lord Jesus, forgive me for all my sins. I repent from my ways. Wash me in your blood and cleanse me from all unrighteousness. I believe you died on the cross and were buried, and God the Father raised you from the dead on the third day. Right now, Lord Jesus, I open the door to my heart and receive you into my heart as my Lord and personal Savior. Amen.

If you prayed that prayer, then congratulations! You are on the first step of a brand new life. Allow me to be the first to welcome you to my family, the family of God. There are abundant resources available online for new Christians. You can visit here for more information on what to do next. You can also leave me a comment, and I’ll do my best to help you on the next step of this incredible journey.