He had no beauty or majesty that we should be attracted to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him… Isaiah 53:2b
That’s a pretty sobering verse, isn’t it? Hollywood would pass him by, just as the average man or woman on the street would. Were he walking the Earth in human form today, he would be plain and ordinary, dare I say, ugly? Obviously it wasn’t about the externals for God.
Jesus taught that throughout the New Testament. It’s what’s inside that counts. Inside. Inside. Your internal beauty is far more significant than external. Unfortunately, that’s hard for us to hear because we glamorize all the external things: beauty, clothes, positions, connections, degrees, IQs.
We have to be constantly on our guard against this wrong kind of thinking. Next time you see one of those paintings of Jesus on the wall (tanned and bearded), thank God that He probably didn’t look that good. Then thank Him for valuing internal beauty infinitely more than externals.