“He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed” (Isaiah 53:3-5). Have you ever thought about the beauty of Jesus, what did He look like? We have many paintings of Christ, however, these portraits portray Jesus as the artist sees Him. The Scripture from Isaiah paints a different portrait, and it doesn’t sound very lovely. There wasn’t anything out of the ordinary about Christ. Jesus didn’t come earth to win a beauty contest, or to show off His muscles or His tanned body. He came to die! He came to be wounded for our transgressions, to be bruised for our iniquities. So, next time you examine a painting or picture of Christ, look beyond that and see the true beauty of Jesus at Calvary.
Have a Blessed Day!