I know what you’re thinking. God doesn’t look like that. He looks like this.
But in truth, no one knows. More often than not, we see Him depicted by a ray of light shining through the clouds. The Bible never gives any physical description of God or Jesus. The closest thing we have for Jesus is Isaiah 53:2, “He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to Him, nothing in His appearance that we should desire Him.” In other words, Jesus looked just like any other man.
In my last Sunday School meeting, we played a clip from Bruce Almighty, in which Morgan Freeman played God. We were discussing when and how we pray, but to be honest, I was completely focused on a different idea. What are God and Jesus really like, beyond the Bible stories and lessons? What would they be like if you sat down and talked?
What if the King and Son were really funny. I couldn’t address the argument about God and Jesus being the same. Personally, I’ve always pictured two thrones in Heaven. But regardless, think about how awesome would it be to make it to Heaven and realize that They aren’t so intimidating and scary after all.
I’ve always only pictured the man in the stained glass windows and the medieval paintings. No matter how beautifully and humbly Jesus is depicted, I’ve always found the images to be intimidating. These faces don’t seem like they would want to laugh with me.
But what if, like in Freeman’s portrayal, our God was sarcastic, quick-witted, and just hilarious? What if now, they wore stylish white suits and got a new hair cut? Would it not be amazing if They loved to laugh. I mean God knows every joke ever said! What if God wasn’t just the God of Forgiveness, of Grace, and of Might. What if He was the God of Laughter.
What if They were a little more like us.