“Yet now he has reconciled you to himself through the death of Christ in his physical body. As a result, he has brought you into his own presence, and you are holy and blameless as you stand before him without a single fault” (Colossians 1:22, NLT).

As I’ve written before, we don’t have to ask for God’s presence when we pray. Because he lives in Christians, his presence is a constant. This verse explains how and why—God reconciled us to himself through the death of Christ and as a result, he has brought us into his presence. By his shed blood, he has made us holy (set apart) and blameless.

This is one more example of how God has done everything for us. Not only are we incapable of doing anything to gain or further our salvation, there’s no need—he has done it all. Just as a parent would make sure all is prepared for a son or daughter to come home after a long absence, he’s taken care of everything. That’s how much he loves us.