I Know What Jesus Looks Like

An elderly man shuffled into Denny’s this evening using a walker but he was not humped over like most people with walkers.   His dark skin was accented by curled white hair around his forehead.  He wore a black suit with a black shirt buttoned at the neck.  He was wearing an engraved golden name tag where we put name tags when we attend meetings so people will know our names.  His tag said, “Jesus Christ.”  There was a second pin on his label.  It was a small rainbow. While sitting down he caught my eye and gave me a pearly white smile. He must eat there often because the waitress approached his table and called him “Pastor.”  I am kicking myself because I never went to his table to speak to him.  He was alone.  Now I know what Jesus looks like.

While Jesus does not walk with a walker He is old – old as eternity.   Surely Jesus will flash us a pearly white smile upon our first face to face meeting.  Jesus can look like all men.  He lives inside us and He opens the drapes and we shine like a light on a hill. (See Eph. 2:22)  Love, care and concern radiate from our very core brightening the lives of those who see us.  It’s not that we are wonderful but He is wonderful and we are the container.  This old man is not the first person that has revealed Jesus’ appearance to me.  I have met others along life’s way.  They are special people who know how to give when it is needed and how to aid us along the way when we need it.  It takes wisdom to do that and that wisdom is promised to us in Ephesians 3:9.

Written by Roger Bothwell on November 5, 2013

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