I have been thinking a lot about Jesus as a person lately. It may be because I have been watching a movie that I will be reviewing soon. I have always saw Jesus more of a person than an entity and it may be simply because he lived on Earth as a person. For me somehow he seems much more approachable than God ( to me the two are separate people.) I want to share some of my thoughts and questions and would love for you all to comment with your own thoughts or questions on the subject. I do ask though that you please do not bash any one else’s beliefs or thoughts or feelings. Everyone is entitled to their own. THANKS!!
Have you ever thought what Jesus looked like?
If you are like me when you think about Jesus you see him something like in the picture above. However if you really thought about and what we know about the region he may not have been so fair skinned. I think our images are honestly fairly close but that there are some differences. I also think that he may have been pretty average looking, you know not too perfect and no too imperfect.
Would it really matter if Jesus had been married?
Before anyone starts leaving hateful comments I am simple making a statement. I have read that if Jesus had been married it would turn Christianity upside down. My point is this; in the Bible (and please correct me if I am wrong) it makes no mention anywhere of Jesus not being married or engaged but it does say that John the Baptist was strange and unmarried. The writer made a point about that. Wouldn’t it have been odd in that day and age for him to not be married. For me personally I would have no problem with it because for me it would make him somehow more human in that he experienced more of the pains and joys that we do when we love someone. I would feel even closer to him. Like I said I don’t know if he was married or not and am not making a statement either way. It is one of those things will always remain a mystery as some things should.
Have you ever thought about what he felt on the cross?
I love my children and husband and would gladly lay down my life for theirs at any given moment. But can you imagine laying your life down for millions of people (not just then but all time) that you don’t know. Somehow it makes me feel like am a horrible person. Can you imagine what it felt like being born and living your life knowing that this day would come. I wonder if he felt joy at times and thought he would miss it when the time came.
These are, of course, just my thoughts and I would love to know all of yours. I am by no means an expert but just a mother trying to hold onto her faith in a world where it is so easy to lose it.