“And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice, and yielded up His spirit. Then behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom, and the earth quaked, and the rocks were split.”
(Matthew 27:50,51)

“…then behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom…”

Quietly settle your spirit so that you can take hold of this miracle of God. At the very moment Jesus took his last breath, the earth turned dark and trembled. Simultaneously, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. Its blue, purple and scarlet threads frayed and ripped apart as the power of God surged through its fabric.

This is very significant. The veil was a thick curtain hung within the inner court of the Tabernacle to SEPARATE the attending priests from the Holy of Holies where God’s Spirit dwelt. With the veil destroyed, the people of God would no longer be separated from His Presence. The work of Redemption was finished.

Just imagine. Now we can rest in the glory of God’s Presence. Joy unspeakable. Abundant peace. Grace beyond measure.

All because of the old rugged cross.

Sing it with me. Oh come on…no one is listening…no one, but Him.

On a hill far away, stood an old rugged cross.,
The emblem of suffering and shame.
And I love that old cross where the dearest and best
For a world of lost sinners was slain.

So I’ll cherish the old rugged cross,
Til my trophies at last I lay down.
I will cling to the old rugged cross
And exchange it someday for a crown.

The next time you feel overwhelmed by the stresses of life, close your eyes and picture the old rugged cross upon Calvary’s hill.

Your battle was fought and won right on that blood-stained cross.

If only we could learn to walk in that victory.

Lord, how I love Your cross! I confess that I used to take it for granted, but in the hard times, in my times of anguish, Your cross took on more meaning for me. Now I understand that You died to heal my broken heart. You died to set me free from the bondage of this earth. You died so that I can approach God’s throne of grace boldly and talk to Him, telling Him my heart. You, Jesus, did that for me! Thank You Lord. Thank You for Your sacrifice and for the power of Your cross.