Matthew 27:51 – Behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from the top to the bottom.
Upon the death of Jesus Christ a number of startling events occurred. But one of the most symbolic was that the huge veil, hanging in the temple was ripped in two from top to bottom. This showed all the Israelites that through the death of Jesus Christ, the way was opened up for them to approach God by faith. It was also ripped from top to bottom – ie God did it – not man!!
But here’s the most extraordinary thing – the priests went and sewed it back up. The curtain hung there to protect the priests and shield them from the presence of God, a presence that would kill them if they approached it without being purified first. When they walked back into the temple, they would have seen straight through to the Holy of Holies – the place where their high priest could only go once a year.
They should have been dead if they could see such a sight – but they weren’t - because GOD WASN’T THERE.
Think about that!