From the Top

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And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit.  At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom.  (Matthew 27:50–51, NIV 1984).

My Musings – “He gave up His Spirit.”  A willing sacrifice.  His Spirit was not taken from Him, He released it.  “At that moment.”  The very moment that the ultimate sacrifice was made (“it is finished“).  “The curtain of the temple was torn in two.”  Access to God was made available through Christ’s death on the cross.  “From top to bottom.”  This is not an insignificant detail.  It was rent from the top, by the “hand” of God.

My Advice – We have access.  It was given to us as a free gift from God.  Why wouldn’t we enter in?  If we were waiting for God to make the first move to end the separation (even though we caused the separation), He already made it.  Big time.  The time is now. Huge cost.  The price is right – it’s free.