Sermon "Skill in Your Hand & God in Your Heart"

Friday, July 13, 2018

How Do You See Jesus?

What do you think Jesus looks like?

A lot of people have a lot of ideas. When you get the chance, go to Google search, click "images", and type in "Images of Jesus". Then just scroll through and see all the ways Jesus has been depicted.

From ancient Jesus to modern Jesus; from blue-eyed Jesus to brown-skinned Jesus; from handsome Jesus to..not so handsome Jesus. All variations of how people think Jesus looks. And though He has been seen before, He did walk here on this earth for about 33 years; He has never been seen by any of those people who painted or portrayed Him.

So why so many variations? Well, I think that people tend to create the Jesus they prefer. Whether it be a Jesus that looks like them, or the Jesus they hope they will see. And that goes beyond just the images we create. It also includes the way we think of Him and the characteristics we assign to Him. Some people only want to believe in and follow God if they can see Him as the God they want Him to be.

But God is who He is, and how He is, and there is no amount of hoping or wishing or painting we can do to change that. He told Moses, "I Am THAT I AM..." in Exodus 3:14. And He must have been serious about it because in the King James Version, it's in all caps like that. He said through Malachi "I am the Lord, I change not..." (Malachi 3:6)

So, I'd suggest we all closely and seriously study the scriptures to truly see who God is and how He is. And if we can adjust our eyes to see Him more clearly, I believe we can follow Him more closely.

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