As a youth in the church whenever I heard the reading of Jesus' death upon the cross and the tearing of the veil inside the temple, I used to think that God did this in anger over the death of his son. As I continue to mature as a Christian I now understand what the veil represented and why it was ripped in two from top to bottom. Let us examine the veil and why its tearing does not represent anger, but instead shows us the depth of God's love for us.
The veil hung from the roof of the temple to the floor and by accounts was of substantial construction, some 18 inches thick. It separated the place of the ark of the covenant, called the holy of holies from the public space of the temple, thus a physical barrier separated God's people from the presence of God. The only person allowed to go beyond the veil was the high priest who could only do so once per year and only after a purification ritual. The high priest was the intermediary between God and his people. The thought of people speaking directly with God was treated as blasphemy until God sent his only begotten son to dwell among us, teach us and ultimately redeem us from sin and separation from God.
Yeshua taught us how to talk to the father in prayer. He taught us that God desires for us to turn away from sin and receive his forgiveness and grace. All that remained was for him to sweep away the traditional sacrifices, established by man to be made acceptable to God. By taking on all of our sins and allowing his physical death to bear them away to the tomb, by rising from the dead on the third day and returning to the father, our Lord and Savior intercedes for us to God our heavenly Father.
The veil was torn in two so as to remove the barrier between God and his people in the selfless act of love Jesus offers as the free gift of salvation. God's children can now communicate with him directly with no earthly intermediary or sacrifice being necessary. We always have a direct line of communication with God, faster than the speed of light or sound and with no digital or analog devices being necessary. Indeed, our very thoughts are communicated to God as soon as they are formed.
Talk to your heavenly Father today. Offer him your very life to do his good pleasure. In prayer and supplication make your requests known to God. Be ready for great things to happen as the veil is torn in two.