Matt 27:50 -51 - And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice, and yielded up His spirit. And behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth shook and the rocks were split. NASU
Gen. 37:33-34 - Then he examined it and said, "It is my son's tunic. A wild beast has devoured him; Joseph has surely been torn to pieces!" So Jacob tore his clothes, and put sackcloth on his loins and mourned for his son many days. NASU
David also tears his clothes when he receives news of the death or King Saul and his son Jonathan.
2 Sam. 1:11-12 - Then David took hold of his clothes and tore them, and so also did all the men who were with him. They mourned and wept and fasted until evening for Saul and his son Jonathan and for the people of the LORD and the house of Israel, because they had fallen by the sword.
My Opinion is: When God tore the veil in the temple He was tearing His garment to display His grief over the death of His Son.
For my readers that may not be familiar with the temple and veil let me explain: the temple was divided into two parts the Holy Place and the Holy of Holies.
What separated these two parts was the Veil. The only person allowed in the Holy of Holies was the High Priest and he would only go in there on the Day of Atonement.
Now the Veil has been torn and we have access to the Father through Jesus Christ His Son and not one day a year but everyday of the year we have access to Him.
It has also been said that the tearing of a garment at the time of death is a reminder that the body has been torn away from the spirit.
The spirit is now alive with God.
What better thought for us to dwell upon as we approach Resurrection Sunday.
Jesus is with the Heavenly Father and so can we be with them.
When we die we can go to Heaven as long as we have confessed Jesus to be our Savior and Lord, repented of our sins and been immersed into Christ through baptism.
It is my prayer you will make sure you have taken care of this very important decision.
Think About These:
When we die we leave behind us all that we have and take with us all that we are.
The nearer the time comes for our departure from this life, the greater our regret for wasting so much of it.
Gary A. Serago
Minister of God's Word
Gary A Serago.