What colour skin did Jesus have?

I was asked this question by a swarthy skinned teenaged girl in a children’s home in east London. She was insecure,, knowing her skin was darker than some of her school mates. Maybe she had been bullied.

Being a pale skinned, blue lady of uncertain age, I was so pleased to be able to answer.

‘The colour of Jesus’ skin was much more like yours than mine. (that will upset some of our Christmas card makers!)