“And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit. At that moment the curtain of the the temple was torn in two from top to bottom.” (Matthew 27:50-51)
Enmity. Hostility. Separation. When Adam and Eve listened to Satan and took that fruit off the tree that’s what they created between us humans and God.
What they started you and I perpetuated. Our holy and perfect God hates every sin, every thankless thought, every disgusting deed, every worthless word. Sinful human beings have absolutely no right to stand in the presence of a holy and perfect God.
God illustrated that by having the Israelites put a large curtain in the temple to separate the people from the Most Holy Place (where God symbolized His presence). No one was allowed to go in there except the high priest one day a year. Imagine staring at a huge curtain in church Sunday after Sunday after Sunday. The message is clear: sin separates us from God.
But then, something happened on Good Friday. When Jesus died that curtain was torn in two from top to bottom. Why? Because with Jesus’ death, sin, all of it, has been paid. Because of Jesus’ payment the wall of separation between us humans and God has been removed. Satan’s head has been crushed.
Instead of enmity, you have friendship with God. Instead of hostility, you are God’s child. Instead of separation, you will spend eternity WITH God. All because Jesus died for you!
Thankful for GOOD Friday, just like you,