Matthew 27:51 NIV At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. . .
As I listened to the minister describing this amazing proof that Jesus was Who He said He was, my memory transported me back to a large sanctuary on a Wednesday morning many years ago. I sat among many women from all walks of life with whom I gathered weekly for Bible Study Fellowship. Our focus that year was the book of Matthew, and we were nearing the end of the study. On this particular morning, we had already met in small groups for discussion of our individual lessons, and were now assembled corporately for a summary lesson the overall leader would deliver.
Somewhere in the lecture, the speaker addressed the above verse, noting that the curtain was torn from top to bottom – not bottom to top – indicating it had to have been done by God. What?! I never noticed that detail in my Bible reading, nor had I ever heard anyone mention it. I was amazed, surprised, and excited, all at the same time! This revelation was probably new and exciting for a few others in the auditorium that day, as well. At the same time, it was possibly a repeat for the majority. The leader may have hesitated to mention it, for fear of boring her listeners.
But everyone didn’t know. I didn’t know, until she pointed it out. I needed to hear what she knew of our Jesus! Though it was in black and white on the pages of my Bible, and I had read it many times without really seeing it, I needed it specifically pointed out to me by someone else who already knew it.
As I thought back on that event, I saw it clearly for today – others (even brothers and sisters in Christ) need to hear of the Jesus I know, all of the Jesus I know. The leader at that Bible study wasn’t sharing her superior knowledge. She was revealing Jesus. That’s what we do in Christ. We simply live and share Jesus Christ revealed to us – me to you and you to me. Knowing Christ and making Him known – one to another.
So, please tell me what you know . . . of Jesus?