Mark 15:33-39
Let us contemplate verse 39 of scripture. The curtain was to separate the people of the day from the Holy Temple. Hebrews 9:1-9 tells us that in the temple, a veil separated the Holy of Holies—the earthly dwelling place of God’s presence—from the rest of the temple where men dwelt. This signified that man was separated from God by sin (Isaiah 59:1-2). We read in Mark 15:33-34, “At noon, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon.  And at three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” (Which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”). Soon after that Jesus breathed His last breath then we are told the curtain tore from top to bottom. Why is this significant? It is significant because, if you were to tear a piece of paper in half, it takes motion and energy to start the tearing. The curtain was torn from top to bottom to reassure us that it was God that tore that curtain and not man. He tore that curtain to allow us to see that the veil between us and Him is no longer there; that we can come directly to Him and have a relationship with Him. We don’t need a mediator any more. All we need is Jesus. God loves Ya;)