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In Luke chapter 23 verse 45 we read just before Jesus died on the cross: "The light from the sun was gone. And suddenly, the thick veil hanging in the Temple was torn apart." The tearing of the veil in the Temple symbolized that men and women could now access God the Father directly through Jesus the Son. No longer was the veil needed to keep separate the Holiest of Holy place in the temple, where God dwelled in the Old Testament. No longer could only the High Priest approach God in the Temple on behalf of men and women. Jesus' death and coming resurrection signified that the veil was no longer needed. God is accessible now directly through faith in Jesus!
An image is below for Luke chapter 23 verse 53 - "Then Joseph took the body down from the cross and wrapped it in a long linen cloth and laid it in a new tomb that had been carved out of rock."
Bible.org's commentary on Luke chapter 23 readings today titled "Dealing with the Death of Jesus" is at this link and commentary titled "From Heartbreak to Heartburn" is at this link.
Worship Video: Today's readings emind me of Crowder's version of "How He Loves:"
Do you know how much He loves you? Click here for His Love!
Please join us in memorizing and meditating on a verse of Scripture today: "The light from the sun was gone. And suddenly, the curtain in the sanctuary of the Temple was torn down the middle." Luke 23:45 NLT
Prayer Point: Pray thanksgiving to the Father in Jesus' Holy Name that you can now approach the throne of grace because of Jesus' death on the cross for your sins and His Resurrection to the right hand of the Father.
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