Today I’ve been meditating on this beautiful line: “For God, who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness,’ made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ” (2 Corinthians 4:6).
That last phrase, “in the face of Christ,” reminds me of a portrait painted by Rembrandt (or a very gifted protégé). Sadly, it’s not on exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I wish it was. It’s one of my favorite depictions of Jesus Christ.
Why favorite? His eyes are brown. His robe isn’t white. His hair is anything but perfect. Most importantly, He looks like the real man He was (and is).
Granted, I would have preferred to see Jesus Christ depicted with a darker olive complexion. Then again, Rembrandt’s guess is as good as mine.
You can read more at https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/437404