Jesus was hanging on the cross and, as he breathed his last breathes, the curtain in the sanctuary of the Temple tore open from top to bottom. There was no longer a boundary between us and God! Jesus has paid the price for our sin and now we are all invited into the Holy of Holies. We can have a personal relationship with God – no curtain stands in our way.
Then why do we sometimes try to put the curtains back up? Why do we sometimes put up a curtain of guilt when God wants us to truly accept his grace and get rid of the guilt? Why do we sometimes put up a curtain of control – trying so hard to control our own universe ( and failing)- when God wants us to live a life of freedom, dependent on Him because he only wants the best for us?
Dear Father, thank you for opening up a way for us to become your children. Help us to keep our lives and hearts open so we can enjoy the maximum benefits from our relationship with you.