Mark 15:38 | Why the Curtains Tore In Half

Mark 15:38-39 meaning
Photo by Jeri Stunkard

Mark 15:38-39

38 And the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. 39 And when the centurion who stood facing Him saw Him (Christ) expire this way, he said, “Really, this Man was God’s Son.”

Do you ever read scripture and just kind of skim over it because you don’t fully comprehend the significance? Then, you read it again, with the verse explained, and it’s like an a-ha moment? Does your heart get excited? Mine does.

So, these curtains in the temple were torn in two after “Jesus uttered a loud cry, and breathed out His life.” Mark 15:37

These weren’t your ordinary curtains from Target. The curtains are said to have measured 60 feet high, 30 feet wide and 4 inches thick!

Back then, only high priest were allowed to go into God’s presence and just once a year. The priests would bring the blood of a sacrificed animal to “cover” the sins of himself and his people.

The  ripping of the curtains was a game changer.

A-ha! The curtains were so think and heavy there was no possible way any human could have done it. Let that sink in a moment… 

That was purely God power.

He opened a new way of living for us. We have the ability to have a personal relationship with Him. That is truly a gift worth celebrating this Easter Sunday

Don’t you just love when God reveals Himself like that?

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6 Comments on Mark 15:38 | Why the Curtains Tore In Half

  1. Krista
    April 17, 2014 at 7:55 am (2 years ago)

    Stopping by from Bonnie’s today.
    This was very thought provoking… great post!
    Have a blessed Easter :)

  2. Trudy Den Hoed
    April 17, 2014 at 3:19 pm (2 years ago)

    Thank you, Jeri. Love that God power opening a new way of living for us. Have a blessed Easter celebrating His gift!

    • Editor
      April 18, 2014 at 11:22 am (2 years ago)

      I know, I love when I find something out in a new way.

  3. Renee
    April 17, 2014 at 7:43 pm (2 years ago)

    I do love it when God shows His power….and what intrigues me is that that same power lives in us!

    • Editor
      April 18, 2014 at 11:23 am (2 years ago)

      So true Renee.

  4. Heather Mertens @ 40YearWanderer
    April 19, 2014 at 7:33 pm (2 years ago)

    I did not know those curtain measurements and even this non-sewing gal can visualize them! What a great post to point out another “Only God” thing. I love this so much!
    Happy Resurrection Day!!


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