The Scriptures tell us that when Jesus died, darkness covered the land and a great earthquake shook the ground. The earthquake was so violent that it tore the veil in the temple (no easy task because it was very thick material). The Scriptures take great care to tell us that the veil tore from the top to the bottom.
This of course, is very significant because with the ground shaking, the veil might well have torn from the bottom up. Many have suggested over the years, that it was the Father Himself, tearing the veil so that we could finally have access to God... something we as humanity had not had since the fall of man into sin and rebellion. That is a great thought, isn't it? I can almost see Him tearing that veil with great and tenacious joy!
May I offer an alternative thought? Perhaps in His mind and heart, it was not so much that we could finally have access to Him, but that He could finally have access to us. Ever since the fall, He had wanted to be to us, so much more than He could be, because of the separation between us because of our sin. But now, with the cross of Jesus, He can be all to us that He has always longed to be. I can almost hear His voice as He tears that veil (can you?):
"FINALLY, I CAN BE ALL THAT I AM, TO ALL THAT THEY NEED, AS THEY EMBRACE AND EXPERIENCE THE FULNESS OF WHO I AM, IN THE MOMENT OF FAITH!" WOW!!!