What Does the Savior Look Like?

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jesus-christSome may wonder or ask, “What does the Savior look like?”

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

3 thoughts on “What Does the Savior Look Like?

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    twrightlove said:
    Monday, 9 December2013 at 09:15

    Have you ever seen “Imitation of Life” it’s usually shown around Christmastime. The little girl in the film has an identity crisis, she then begins to ask what does Jesus look like, there’s an interesting response, quite similar to this one. I enjoyed this!


    tophet144 said:
    Friday, 6 December2013 at 10:07

    “..the Lord spoke to you out of the midst of the fire. You heard the sound of the words, but saw no form; you only heard a voice…take careful heed to yourselves, for you saw no form…lest you act corruptly and make for yourselves a carved image in the form of any figure…” Deut 4.10-19
    “I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their brothers, and will put my words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them all that I command him..” Deut 18.18 ‘
    “..I gave them the words you gave me…” Jn 17.8


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