Found Under Salvation
The Gift Must Be Received
The work has been done on the cross. The blood has been shed. The price has been paid. The only thing left is for the forgiveness to be received by you.
I could offer to give you a hundred dollar bill by holding it out with my hand. But until you reach out and take it from me, it will never be yours. The same is true with God's forgiveness. Until you receive it, it's not yours. (Kent Crockett, The 911 Handbook, Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 2003, 55)