The Best Thing
“And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice and yielded up his spirit. And behold, the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. And the earth shook, and the rocks were split.” Matthew 27:50-51
“This is the worst thing that could have happened!”
I wonder if the disciples had similar thoughts as they fled the scene of the supposed defeat of Christ. Jesus suffered the worst death known to man; how could anything good come of it? From their limited point of view, all hope was lost at Golgotha.
Truly, Jesus’ death on the cross was the absolute best thing that could happen. In fact, it was a declaration of victory over sin and death! Furthermore, through the shedding of His blood, He established the new covenant (1 Corinthians 11:25), bringing peace between the Father and us (Romans 5:1). As Jesus breathed His last, the curtain of the temple that shielded sinful man from Almighty God signified those who were once named rebels could now boldly approach the throne through the blood of Christ (Ephesians 3:12).
The death of Jesus brought us life. From our earthly eyes, it appears to be the worst thing, but it was truly the best thing indeed.
“Therefore he is the mediator of a new covenant, so that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance since a death has occurred that redeems them from the transgressions committed under the first covenant. For where a will is involved, the death of the one who made it must be established. For a will takes effect only at death, since it is not in force as long as the one who made it is alive.” Hebrews 9:15-17
Father, we are so unworthy to be called by You. Our hearts are filled with gratitude that You offered Your Son to save us rebels. Through Him, the veil was torn. Help us to remember these truths as we celebrate the risen Christ this Easter and every day to come. In Jesus' name, Amen.
Read about the crucifixion in your Bible, and meditate on our great Savior and all He’s done for us.
About the Author
Brittany Allen is a follower of Christ, wife to James, and momma to two in Heaven. She exists to bring God glory and prays her writing is an avenue for that. She longs to encourage women to think and live biblically and thrives on seeing women open up their hearts to the Savior and to other women around them.