Matthew 27: 50-56 (NASB):
50 And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice, and yielded up His spirit.51 And behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth shook and the rocks were split. 52 The tombs were opened, and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised; 53 and coming out of the tombs after His resurrection they entered the holy city and appeared to many. 54 Now the centurion, and those who were with him keeping guard over Jesus, when they saw the earthquake and the things that were happening, became very frightened and said, “Truly this was the Son of God!”
55 Many women were there looking on from a distance, who had followed Jesus from Galilee while ministering to Him. 56 Among them was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.
Isaiah 25:7 (NASB):
And on this mountain He will swallow up the covering which is over all peoples,
Even the veil which is stretched over all nations.
As I’ve been reading in Isaiah, chapter 25 really stood out to me as verses of hope; hence, that’s why I blogged about it last Wednesday. Verse 7 regarding the veil reminded me of the tremendous victory of Christ over sin, death, and Satan through his crucifixion and resurrection. Matthew 27 describes that at Christ’s death, the veil (curtain) in front of the holy of holies was torn in two from top to bottom! No longer was there a “veil of sin” keeping us from a relationship with God. Jesus torn the chains of sin keeping us from the Father. He is also doing this among the nations, and what is awesome to me is that His marvelous plan was set forth from the beginning of time. Genesis through Revelation speaks of this plan, and both the Old Testament and New Testament writers proclaim it boldly. Praise be to God!