"And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, He gave us his spirit. At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom."Matthew 27:50-51
There are so many things in life that we don’t have access to. We see signs that read, “No admittance.” “Employees only.” “Don’t go past this point.”
No access. That is precisely the way it was with God in the days before Jesus. In the Temple, a veil separated God from the people and served as a barrier that only the high priest could enter, and then only once a year. But when Jesus was crucified, the ground shook and the veil of the temple that kept everyone out of the Holy of Holies was torn in two. From the bottom to the top? No. From the top to the bottom. Only God could do that.
Jesus’ death provided our way of access to God. The writer of Hebrews says that, because of the sacrifice Jesus made on our behalf, we can come with confidence to the throne of grace where we receive mercy and find grace to help in times of need. Thank Him for the assurance we have that we may enter His presence at any time – anywhere – and in any circumstances.