The Curtain is Torn!

By Kevin Park

Don’t we love connecting with people? I do. I love connecting with people because I receive encouragement from them and I give encouragement. It also gives me a sense that I’m not alone.

Because of our fast-paced culture, people may forget the importance of meeting others and carry on doing their tasks instead. Since I love doing life and faith with people, I always try to contact and catch up with them.

I lost contact with most of my high-school friends. But I am still in touch with my friends, who left New Zealand in 2017 to go to Sydney for work. We often catch up on Zoom to stay connected and see each other whenever they returned to Auckland.

As one of my friends studied journalism at university, she has been helping me with English when editing essays. I have been helping her with theology when she proofreads them. I appreciate our friendship and am grateful for it so much, and they think the same way.

Did you know that another friend is willing to be friends with everyone? His name is Jesus! Although He is not physically present. He loves to be best friends with everyone, no matter who they are, He sacrificed His life on the cross for us so that we may be saved spiritually. For our spiritual selves is wasting away.

There is an idea today that tells us to do everything in our own power to make ourselves righteous people and earn our way to heaven at the end of our physical lives. However, Jesus already made us righteous people worthy to go to heaven at the end of our physical lives and fit into God’s Kingdom while we are still on earth, even though we did nothing by sacrificing Himself on the cross. When Jesus died on the cross, the temple curtain was torn apart. The temple curtain separated us from God, our heavenly Father. This means that God can be known through Jesus Christ.

As God has loved us so much, He longs to bring us back to have a deep relationship and fellowship with Him through faith in Christ. God even has considered believers His children and predestined them in what they are designed to be even before the world’s creation as fellow participants of His mission.

If we believe in Jesus and pursue God wholeheartedly, He will never disappoint us.

Although following Jesus is challenging, He will always stay with us, even through challenging moments. The power of the Holy Spirit demonstrates this evidence. The Holy Spirit, also known as God’s Spirit, is given to believers in the place of the physical Jesus. God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit are three in one, and they are called the Triune God altogether. Nevertheless, God never forces us to believe in Jesus. The choice is ours. Are you willing to believe in Jesus?


Kevin Park is studying at Carey Baptist College and finds that Christian-writing is God’s calling on his life. He writes articles for Press Service International and he lives with Cerebral Palsy.