The Daily Breath of God
Friday, April 14 2023
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
Just a week ago we as a nation celebrated Easter, which is the resurrection of Jesus the Christ. The death of Jesus Christ was not a religious moment, it was God’s grace coming into contact with humanity. And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit. The curtain in the temple separated people from the presence of God because of their sins and only the high priest could go behind the curtain once a year for the atonement for the sins of the people. The tearing of the curtain, from the top to the bottom was the action of God’s grace. At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. This declared that our sins have been atoned for and now because of his grace nothing can separate us from the love and presence of God. Yet some who have experienced grace for salvation let their sins keep them from living life by the grace of God that tore the curtain. Today because of the grace of God in Jesus the Christ let yourself be willing to live in the joy of his presence and love. No matter where you have been, nothing can separate you from the life, the love, the kindness and the presence of God because of the grace found in Jesus Christ. This is a good day to choose to celebrate God’s grace in your life. In his presence all things live and become new. Enjoy!