But now he has reconciled you by Christ's physical body through death to present you
There are a lot of bad things in this world I've never done. I have tried pretty hard in my 45 years to be a good person. As I get older, I realize that for me it's not about the bad things I've avoided, it's more about the good things I've not done by choice. My sins are usually things I know I should do, but do not. Things that God says are good, and I ignore or simply turn around and walk away. The harsh reality is that me not doing the good God is asking me to do is no different then someone acting on things they know are wrong. Doing bad vs. not doing good. It seems like they are at different levels, until you measure it by Gods standards.
Thats why I love the above verse in Colossians. We all need to be reconciled to God. Each of us has broken our relationship with God through sin. Some of us do bad...others of us don't do good. I am so grateful that God provided a way for me to be reconciled back to Him. He knew that it would take death because that was the price of the sin He knew I would do...or not do. He just chose to send his son to take my death...for the simple reason of love. He loved me enough to want reconciliation more than anything. And...in order for reconciliation to be true...He had to find a way to present me:
Grateful for reconciliation