He Made a Way

"Then the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was torn in two."
Luke 23:35 (NKJV)
Three of the four gospels record the fact that the veil was torn as Jesus dies a brutal death on the cross for our sins.  If three of the four gospels have this account, it must be of great significance.
The veil was a curtain in the temple that separated the holy place from the most holy place (also referred to as the holy of holies).  The most holy place was where the High Priest would go and offer God a sacrifice for the sins of the people.  But he was only allowed to go in once a year.  The most holy place is representative of God’s throne room in heaven.  So, what is the point of all this information you might ask?  Well, when Jesus died, He became the perfect and ultimate sacrifice before God the Father for our sins.
Remember what John the Baptist said when he announced Jesus to the crowd?  “Behold!  The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!”  (John 1:29)  Jesus did something that no animal sacrifice could do – He paid for our sins once and for all. 
But I think the thing that is even more important is that He maid a way for us to have open fellowship with God the Father.  When the veil was torn, it is as if God has said that the way to fellowship with Him is open through Jesus Christ.  How comforting is to know that we can go directly to the Father?  We don’t have to go to a person who talks to God for us, we can have fellowship with Him directly. 
And not only that, but there will come a day when those who have believed in Jesus Christ will be united with God the Father forever:
And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God.  And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”
Revelation 21:3-4 (NKJV)
Aren’t you glad the veil was torn and a way to God was made for you?

Anchored in Christ,
Aaron R. Force
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