And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;"
The renting of the veil happened the very moment of Christ death on the cross! This is probably one of my favorite, significant miracles surrounding the Easter Story! It illuminates the significance of His death on Calvary. The moment Jesus died, it was IMMEDIATE access to God, with no sacrifice for sin needed. The Holy of Holies was for the One High Priest, and only one day of the year, which was the Day of Atonement. For all others to enter, was immediate death.
..."the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom;
-Signifying open access to the Holy place. Everyone. Jews AND Gentiles alike. And OPEN view of God's Holiness. God's power. God's forgiveness. A NEW relation between man and God. No intermediate needed. No sacrifice for sin. No animal blood. No 'levels' of persons. God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit was at that moment ENOUGH for the sin of EVERYONE.
- Was 60ft. long
- 30ft. wide
- It took 300 priest to move it.
- It was made from the richest of materials.
- It was woven together with wonderful embroidered art, with lots of color.
(Just a few details)
But the beauty that could not be touched, was now torn to the beauty of Jesus.......and free for all who want to touch, feel, accept, become, and believe!
BEFORE IT WAS DEATH TO GO IN, NOW IT IS DEATH TO STAY OUT!!!
I hope this blesses you as it did me writing it. Nothing new, and for sure pretty lame writing. But I want to look upon the Holy One.
"Remember, there is nothing greater than grace......"