He has no stately form or majesty
That we should look upon Him,
Nor appearance that we should be attracted to Him.
Isaiah 53:2 NASB
This One prophesied to break the power of canceled sin and set the prisoner free was not to be the obvious choice.
Our Sunday school pictures may have it wrong.
Not sure He had chestnut hair and blue eyes. If His hair was shoulder-length, it was probably not so beautifully washed and waved.
He was not much to look at. Part of His condescension was to come as one of us. Not a glorious version of us, but as one of us – the form and fashion of a man.
He may have been a good solid average in the looks department during His ministry, but by the time He was dragging that vile tree through the streets of Jerusalem who could but turn away from this wreck of a man?