TALK // Christmas morning . . . all those gifts! What if next Christmas you looked at your gifts under the tree but never actually opened them? Imagine them still sitting unopened in March, April, or May. You see, for a gift to really be a gift, you have to take it and open it. Believe it or not, Salvation—the gift God gave us through Jesus—works the same way. Salvation is the gift that God has been wanting to give you your whole life, but it’s up to you to take hold of it. Have you accepted the gift? What about your friends? Have you shared the gift with them?