Vietnam: A Recall on the Passion of Jesus
Being a student in bible school, sometimes I am curious: What did Jesus look like? One of my colleagues raised controversy in our class when he said that Jesus was not a handsome guy. Revelation 1:14-15 offers a clue that Jesus’ skin was a darker hue and that his hair was woolly in texture. In my sermon on Easter day, I preached about Jesus’s body on the cross. I found out that there were 6 remarkable things that believers should know about Jesus during the last moments before he took his last breath. Firstly, there was sweat on his body. “He prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground.” (Luke 22:44). Secondly, a crown of thorn on his head. Thirdly, nakedness. “they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe.” (Matthew 27:28). This reminded me of how the Bible describes a poor man: in hunger, in thirst, in nakedness, and in want of all things (Deuteronomy 28:48). Fourthly, scars. “He was wounded” (Isaiah 53:5). Fifthly, blood. “And according to the law, I may almost say, all things are cleansed with blood, and apart from shedding of blood there is no remission.” (Heb 9:22). Lastly, water. “…and straightway there came out blood and water.” (John 19:34). Read More.