Take a moment
to allow yourself to hear
the echo of Jesus’ cry
those last moments of his life.
The words are gut-wrenching:
“My God, my God,
why have You forsaken me?”
Here, more than anywhere else,
we hear Jesus’ greatest pain–
of being wrenched from his Abba.
Here, as in the account of Mark,
Jesus dies, crying out with a loud voice.
And both he and Matthew note two immediate effects
of the death of this totally forsaken man.
First, the temple curtain is completely ripped,
from top to bottom.
This isn’t just some special effects
to emphasize the significance of Jesus’ death.
But what could be the significance of the torn curtain?
And who tore the curtain?
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