Well, as it turns out, I was at least a little bit delusional. However, to say that the bible has absolutely no description of Christ is also not quite accurate. I found subsequent to my somewhat embarrasing post another thread asking about the length of Christs hair. I made the same basic assertion. I was challenged, so i decided to do some research. This is what I found.
"Then I turned to see the voice that was speaking to me, and on turning I saw seven golden lampstands, and in the midst of the lampstands one like a son of man, clothed with a long robe and with a golden girdle round His breast; His head and His hair were white as white wool, white as snow; His eyes were like a flame of fire, His feet were like burnished bronze, refined as in a furnace, and His voice was like the sound of many waters; in His right hand He held seven stars, from His mouth issued a sharp two-edged sword, and His face was like the sun shining in full strength. When I saw Him, I fell at His feet as though dead. But He laid His right hand upon me, saying, “Fear not, I am the first and the last, and the Living One; I died, and behold I am alive for evermore, and I have the keys of Death and Hades.” (Revelation 1:12-18 RSV)
“He had no form or comeliness that we should look at Him, and no beauty that we should desire Him. He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces He was despised, and we esteemed Him not” (Isaiah 53:2-3 RSV)
“He had to be made like His brethren in every respect” (Hebrews 2:17 RSV)
The quote from revelation, it can be argued, is of a Christ after resurrection. So, perhaps he looked different while on earth. I would argue, if only to save face, that since I believe and think it is a well settled issue that Christ was taken to heaven body and soul, his appearance in heaven even after resurrection should be very similar to his appearance on earth. So, it’s not exactly true that there is no description of Christ in the New Testament. Now the quote from Hebrews is, I think, instructive. We know where Christ was born. The Middle East. If scripture is to be believed, then Christ would have appeared very similar to his “bretheren”. There is no reason to believe that the people of the Middle East would have looked any different than how people in the Middle East appear today. So, I think we can derive form scripture a very good idea of what Christ looked like. You can watch any news broadcast about anything going on in the Midde East and get a pretty good idea of what Christ looked like.
Ultimately, I don’t think it matter much. it’s like the ancient argument about how many angels can dance on the head of a pin. “Fear not, I am the first and the last, and the Living One; I died, and behold I am alive for evermore, and I have the keys of Death and Hades.” (Revelation 1:12-18 RSV). God said it, I believe it and that settles it.