Scripture —

Matthew 27:51 – And behold, the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom.  And the earth shook, and the rocks were split.


Observation –

The curtain in the temple separated the Most Holy Place from the Holy Place. Verse 51 comes right after Jesus cried and yielded his Spirit.  Jesus, who is sovereign over everything, gave himself over to death and the veil was torn. The veil was torn from the top to the bottom and no longer were people separated from God.  The death and resurrection of Jesus made a way for sinful people to be reconciled to God.  The earth shaking and rocks splitting are signs of judgement as witnessed by the centurion.



A perfect sinless Jesus took on the sins of the world on the cross at Calvary.  When Jesus died the curtain that separates sinful people from their holy creator God was torn to make a way to be reconciled.  The judgement of the world was paced on Jesus and when he rose on the 3rd day to overcome death God made a way for all who believe in Jesus to be right with God.  God loves me so much that he sent Jesus to pay the debt I couldn’t.  My response is place my faith in Jesus and believe with my heart and confess with my tongue that Jesus is Lord and savior.  I must invite him into my life and live to follow him to know him and make him known.  There will be a coming day of judgement where every knee will bow and every tongue confess.




Thank you for your love and grace in sending Jesus to pay for my sin debt in full so I can be repent, be reconciled and have a relationship with you.  Let me remember the gospel every day and live with a sense of urgency to share your love and extend your glory.