His mouth is most sweet: yea, he is altogether lovely. This is my beloved, and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem.
Song of Solomon 5:16
What an amazing description of Jesus, He is altogether lovely. David also spoke of this loveliness in Psalms 27. David said, “One thing have I desired of the Lord, and that will I seek after, that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of the Lord to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord” (my paraphrase). Now here comes the strange part. Isaiah says that he has no form or majesty that we should look on Him, and no beauty that we should desire Him. This is an apparent contradiction, or is it?
Actually, Jesus was just an ordinary looking guy according to physical observation. There was nothing physically than made Him stand out. That is where the normal ends. There was a different kind of beauty in Christ that not everyone could see. The religious leaders missed it, Pilate and Herod missed it, honestly, most people saw him as rather ordinary. The beauty of the Lord does not come from casual observation. This beauty is only seen by spiritual revelation. But when someone catches a glimpse of His Glory, everything is suddenly changed.
What is this beauty of the Lord? How is it that Solomon called Him altogether lovely? This beauty is the outshining of the excellent nature of our Lord. His character is pure perfection. The love, joy, peace,and purity of the Lord shine out from Him more brilliantly than the noonday sun. The brilliance of His Glory is absolutely stunning, but many cannot see it at all. Have you caught a glimpse of His Glory? Have you joined together with the voices of the redeemed from every generation crying out, “You are altogether lovely”? One glimpse, one taste, and you are finished. You will be singing with Solomon, “His mouth is most sweet:yea, He is altogether lovely. This is my Beloved, and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem.”