2 Corinthians 8:5 And this they did, not as we hoped, but FIRST GAVE their own selves to the Lord, and unto us by the will of God.
One of the greatest gifts a person can give to his family and loved ones is to give himself to the Lord. When a person is saved it is not only a gift to him from God but to all those who are in his life.
Being saved should make such a difference that everyone around a person should notice a difference. A famous evangelist once said that when a man gets saved even the family dog should notice a difference.
There are people around the world praying for their spouses, their children, their friends and acquaintences and yes even their parents. Their greatest desire is to see them saved. What a wonderful gift it is when someone first gives himself to the Lord.
If you are already saved one of the greatest gifts you can give is to share the plan of salvation with someone who isn't. Salvation is the greatest gift of all. It comes from God and it is guaranteed to last for all eternity.
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