So imagine that Every Time I did something wrong I had to do like Ree Drummond or Barefoot Contessa on Food Network and head on down to my local butcher to purchase a lamb or goat or cow. Then I had to take this animal to my priest or pastor for it to be offered up and sacrificed for my sins. Undervaluing the Sacrifice is certainly an unwise move when I consider the depth of God’s love to have His own Son Jesus Christ come to this earth as a substitute for our sins.
Matthew 27:50-54 tells us:
“50And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit.
51At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook, the rocks split 52and the tombs broke open. The bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life. 53They came out of the tombs after Jesus’ resurrection ande went into the holy city and appeared to many people.
54When the centurion and those with him who were guarding Jesus saw the earthquake and all that had happened, they were terrified, and exclaimed, “Surely he was the Son of God!”
Matthew 27:50-54 makes it clear that the veil or curtain in the church was rent/torn in two. This action signified that the old system of sacrificing animals was now abolished. When the sacrificing of animals was over, I could just imagine the happiness that flooded the hearts of the entire universe.
God must have been happy to know that Jesus’ sacrifice was over and man could now speak to Him through His Son Jesus Christ and by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Jesus must have been happy to know that His mission to save us was successful.
The angels must have been happy to finally see one of the crowning acts of Christ’s sacrifice completed when Jesus died on the cross.
The animals must have been happy that their life expectancy was now on the increase.
And, I am happy today that I don’t have to go into any private room with any priest or any pastor – all I need to do is shut my closet door and tell Jesus everything that disturbs me and ask Him for His help to conquer every sin, every threat and every trial each day.