The Face of Jesus

J. D. Conley
September 30, 2012

The heart of Jesus could be seen in His face. One does not have to know the facial features of Jesus to envision His facial expressions. The disciples no doubt studied His face to learn His thoughts. Notice from the following passages that the face of Jesus was:

A Face Of Love - As He called the little children to come unto Him we see His face radiating warmth and tenderness as He put His hands upon them (Mt.19:13-15).

A Face Of Disappointment - Oh how His countenance fell when He looked upon Peter following His heartless threefold denial (Lk.22:61)! It was a face of wounded affection.

A Face Of Humiliation - As the cruel Roman soldiers spit on His face (Mt.26:67). Spit on that face?!

A Face Of Agony - As He prayed in the garden, withstood the scourging and finally the cross.  The intensity of the agony was compunded in that He was also bearing the sins of the world (1Jn.2:2).

A Face Of Anger - As the crowd in the synagogue criticized Him for healing a man with a withered hand (Mk.3). This is a face that is often overlooked, not one that has been made famous by pencil and brush. It must be considered.

A Face Of Mercy - The terrified woman in (Jn.8) who had been caught committing adultery and was facing a public stoning was told "to go and sin no more."

A Face Of Forgiveness - As He writhed on the cross, as the insults were being hurled, He said "Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do" (Lk.23:34)

Jesus sees you. What expression does He wear on His face?