Two Pieces

In New Testament times, Jewish people worshiped in the temple. A curtain divided the Most Holy Place from the rest of the temple. The only person who could enter the Most Holy Place was the high priest.
Verse 51 of our Bible Reading says, “When Jesus died, the curtain in the temple was torn into two pieces.” That curtain represented a separation between God and His people. The high priest had to go through the curtain and into the Most Holy Place in order for sins to be forgiven. The other Jews were not allowed to go into the Most Holy Place.
When the curtain in the temple tore into two pieces, God showed that we don’t need to be separated from Him any more. Christians do not need a high priest to go before God and ask for forgiveness. Jesus’ death on the cross paid the penalty for our sins.
Praise God today for His wonderful plan of salvation and forgiveness through Jesus!