When I think of the promises of being in the presence of my Lord, I am utterly overwhelmed.
To think that He would grant me 1 inch in His presence causes my head to fall in shame as I know I DO NOT deserve it!
And yet, He loves me - with a love so great that every wrong thing I've ever done, every wrong thing I will ever do, every bit of wickedness that resides in this body - He paid for with precious, Holy Blood enduring not only the pain of rejection and betrayal, the actual physical pain of His torture and ultimate cruxifiction, but He took my place and faced the most horrible isolation possible so that His own would never have to face it - that of God having to turn His back upon Him as He bore the innumerable sins of His children.
There is no human logic that can account for why my Lord and Master, Jesus Christ, did this for someone like me.
And so I sit in amazement of His wonderous mercies, totally bankrupt without Him and the love and salvation He has chosen to expend upon the wretched, vile person that I am.
"And you [hath he quickened], who were dead in trespasses and sins;
Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.
But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,
Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)
And hath raised [us] up together, and made [us] sit together in heavenly [places] in Christ Jesus:
That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in [his] kindness toward us through Christ Jesus."