Today let’s focus on a Bible miracle from the book of Matthew. When Jesus gave up His Spirit and died, the temple veil was torn in two (Matthew 27:50, 51).
After Jesus had hung for 3 hours on the cross with darkness covering the whole earth and the sins of the world resting upon Him, 3 miraculous things happened. Let’s look at the fist of those.
Ask the children…
What did Jesus do that no one has done before or since?
“Then Jesus shouted out again, and he released his spirit.” (Matthew 27:50)
Jesus was the first person who was capable of giving up his spirit to the Father and choosing the time of his death. As with everything else in Jesus’ life, he was in control of what was happening, not those who had nailed him to the cross. This was all part of God’s plan. To confirm this, 3 miracles happened at this same moment. What was the first?
“At that moment the curtain in the sanctuary of the Temple was torn in two, from top to bottom.” (Matthew 27:51)
You need to know that this curtain curtain hung in the temple in front of the holy of holies. The High Priest would enter behind this veil once per year to go in to make sacrifices at the altar to God for the forgiveness of all the people’s sin. Notice also that this veil was 60 feet long and 30 feet tall and 4″ thick. No man could tear this apart. And it was torn from top to bottom. Only God could start from the top to tear it apart. This symbolized that Jesus’ blood had once and for all been sacrificed for sin and that through his death, access to the Father was now granted to everyone.
Ask your children to share their vision of this miracle? Ask them what it means to them to be able to be in God’s presence any time day or night? Pray with them about and thank God for His gift of presence and the holiness we have all been given.
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