What a horrible/wonderful moment when Jesus cried out and "gave up the ghost." They had killed Jesus, what a horrible moment, but in that act, Jesus took on Himself all the sins of mankind, making it a wonderful moment.
God did not let that moment go unnoticed,. Rick Renner in his book, "Sparkling Gems from the Greek," tells us on page 274 that the veil "was sixty feet high, thirty feet wide, and an entire handbreadth in thickness." He also tells us that the veil was so heavy that it took three hundred priests to move it. What a sound that must have made, and what turmoil must have occurred in the Temple at that moment.
God didn't stop there: "the earth did quake, and the rocks rent." I wonder if the rocks shown in the picture above were "rent," shaken and moved during that time. It seems that God did not want anyone to forget the moment of His Son's death.
The story does not end there. On the day we call "Easter," Jesus rose from the dead and brought victory over sin and death for all who would accept His sacrifice. I have accepted it, and I hope that you have, also.
"Jesus, when He had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost. And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; The earth did quake, and the rocks rent." (KJV)
The Earth Shook and the Rocks Split