Re: Verse reading–Matthew 27:32-54 (day six)
“And behold, the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. And the earth shook, and the rocks were split. The tombs also were opened. And many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised, and coming out of the tombs after his resurrection they went into the holy city and appeared to many.” Matthew 27:51-53
Matthew paints for us a powerful picture of the cataclysmic effect the Cross had on all of human history, past, present and future. It was universe shaking. The great curtain secluding the Holy of Holies was rendered in two, the ground shook and rocks split, and the dead rose again! Nothing would ever be the same! Jesus had declared to Martha, “I am the resurrection and the life!” And in the span of three days Jesus made that a reality, not only for himself, but for all who would believe. Sin and death was shaken to its core and witnessed the foreshadowing of its own death, while all the faithful, then up to now, experience righteous restoration and new life! What a beautiful destiny of seismic magnitude: the death of death and new life!