God Tore The Veil
And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit.
At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook, the rocks split and the tombs broke open. The bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life.They came out of the tombs after Jesus’ resurrection and went into the holy city and appeared to many people.
– Matthew 27:50-53
During biblical times, there was a big veil in the temple that separates people from the outside to the most holy place. Bible scholars said that the veil weighed a ton and its very thick and it takes a lot of people to carry it.
As we look in our lives, that veil symbolizes the things that separates us from God, and one of it is SIN. Sometimes, we want to take a peek of God’s presence through religious stuffs. But those activities will only provide a very limited access to God’s presence and it will never change the reality that we are all sinners and we deserve death.
But God made a way, by sending his Son to die for all our sins. Jesus’ death on the cross is not just for us to be set free from our infirmities, but he provided an “all-access” pass to God’s presence. At His death, that colossal veil tore by itself from top to bottom. In other words, God is telling us that no more “sneak-peek”, no more of these, no more of that, He already tore what was separated us from His presence. He destroyed the power of sin that formed a colossal veil between us and God.
It is done. No more veil, we can now enjoy God’s presence anytime, anywhere.