I find it so amazing that although Israel rejected Jesus and the Roman authorities crucified Him, creation always recognized Him! During His life on this earth, the waves obeyed Him; water turned to wine at His command; fishes and bread multiplied at His touch; the atoms in water solidified so He could walk across it; and the wind ceased when He spoke to it. So it should come as no surprise that Jesus’ death was a traumatic event for creation. The earth shook, trembled, and shuddered at the death of its Creator, for it instantly felt its loss.
The earth shuddered so violently when Jesus died that even “…the rocks rent.…” This was a serious earthquake! It makes me realize all over again the incredible significance of the death of Jesus Christ!
When Jesus’ blood was accepted at the Cross as final payment for man’s sin, the need to habitually offer sacrifices year after year was eliminated. The Holy of Holies, a place limited only to the high priest once a year, has now become open and accessible to all of us! As “believer-priests,” each of us can now enjoy the Presence of God every day.
We need to take a few minutes each day to enter into the Presence of God to worship Him and to make our requests known. Let’s drop everything we’re doing and come boldly before the throne of grace for a few minutes today and every day!