In the living room there was an IMAGE of Jesus hanging on the wall. Each picture you see of Jesus is different because you see through the eye of the painter. Most of them look like an American white guy.
What might Jesus look like in a home in Africa? What might a home in Asia, have as a portrait of Jesus? Do the facial features of the Jesus you think of, match your ethnicity? We develop these images of Jesus from what we think He looked like, or what we have heard about Him.
PAINT A PICTURE OF JESUS RIGHT NOW! WHAT WOULD BE QUALITIES YOU WOULD HIGHLIGHT? WHAT WOULD BE FEATURES YOU WOULD NOT INCLUDE/HIGHLIGHT?
This is one Image of Jesus with blood dripping down his face.
This pictures a moment in time, when He was about to be crucified by the people of His day. He got under the skin of religious leaders of that time, and they wanted to rid themselves of Him. He was disturbing them and their religious beliefs.
This pictures Him with a “crown of thorns” placed on His head as an example of Him as a King.
This is another portrait of Jesus, depicting Him when He rose from the dead. He is alive, just as He said. You might see behind him the tomb.
What is the Jesus that you see, when you hear His name mentioned? God so loved all the people of the world, that He sent His only Son, Jesus, to come and give Himself to make it possible for us to have a relationship with God.
You and I have the chance to find out about Him and the Work He did on earth, to free us up in our lives to be able to benefit for all eternity. He says, “I am THE WAY! I am THE TRUTH! I am EVERLASTING LIFE! BELIEVE IN ME!
On My Father’s Business,