Sunday, 16 April 2017
The final hut of this years Holy Week event captured the moment of Jesus' death when a mighty storm covered the land, the veil of the temple was torn in two and Jesus yielded up his spirit to God.
"Darkness came over the whole land, the sun stopped shining. The veil of the Temple was torn in two. Jesus called out in a loud voice, "Father, into your hands I commit my spirit." When he had said this, he breathed his last."
The curtain in the temple separated the holy of holies from the rest of the temple and where you could be closest to God. The only person who was allowed to enter that place was the high priest who would offer sacrifices on behalf of the people.
The tearing of the veil in two symbolically destroyed the barrier between God and humanity. From this moment onwards we all have direct access to God through Jesus' death on the cross and don't have to rely on others to intercede for us. We can now all experience the presence of God.
May you know God's presence with you this Easter and beyond.