The access to Him was veiled, barred, close, but distant. The people where shielded from the overwhelming majesty of His presence.
Christ’s death, which we remember this Friday, changed that, immediately, permanently. The veil, the obstruction, the distance was torn in two, removed. The presence of God, man’s relationship with Him was radically changed.
Whereas before, only the High Priest had access, once a year. Now the way, John 14:6, was clear, wide open, available for anyone to enter. No longer was a sacrifice necessary. The ultimate sacrifice, the perfect sacrifice was made to clear the way.
We only have to choose to walk through the torn veil.