I do not believe that the Savior has blond hair and blue eyes as depicted in a lot of Hollywood productions. Furthermore, I do not believe that He is Black either as He is depicted in such publications as the African Bible. I have a large picture of the Savior hanging in the entrance way of my apartment. In the artist’s depiction, the Savior has an olive complexion (representative of the complexion a person who lives in the region where the Savior was born and ministered would have). Is the portrait an accurate portrayal of the Master? In the heart, mind, and eyes of the one who painted it, yes it is.
Each person has their own idea of what the Savior looks like. A child’s description of the Savior will differ from that of an adults’ for example. A young adult’s description of the Savior may differ from that of someone more advanced in years. None of the descriptions can be counted as incorrect, as everyone envisions the Savior according to what He means to them at their particular station in life. When all is said and done, it does not matter if the Savior is Black, White, Red, or what have you. What does matter is that He is the Son of the True and the Living God. He is the Savior and Redeemer of the world. And He loves each of us, regardless of our race, equally and unconditionally. Personally I do not serve a Savior who is concerned about a person’s “race”, but rather, I serve a Master who is concerned for the salvation of the souls of all humanity regardless of their race.
~ Keith Lionel Brown; 5 December 2013; Annapolis, Maryland