S: And the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. Mark 15:38 (ESV)
O: Just one line. That’s it. One sentence describing what took place in the natural, but oh, what it means in the supernatural!
“Hang the curtain from the clasps and place the ark of the covenant law behind the curtain. The curtain will separate the Holy Place from the Most Holy Place.” Exodus 26:33
You made a way! Now, all of mankind could enter into the very presence of God – and remain there…forever.
A: “Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” Hebrews 10:19-24
Spread hope! The Day is coming!
P: Jesus, thank You for making a way when there was no other way. God, we praise You alone! May we feel the sorrow of hopelessness around us – that it might ignite a new fire and boldness within us to speak more boldly about You than ever before! And may our words be followed up with love in action! Help us each to carry hope to those around us. Give us new courage, Lord! May we lift one another up, and may we continue to encourage one another. May we each remember today – personally and intimately – the sacrifice of Your life laid down for ours. May we never take it for granted.
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