1 John 1:3
That which we have seen and heard declare we to you, that you also may have fellowship with us…
We ought to speak out the messages given us for others. God puts something into the heart of every one of His creatures that He would have that creature utter. He puts into the star a message of light, and you look up into the heavens at night, and it tells you its secret. Who knows what a benediction a star may be to the weary traveller who finds his way by it, or to the sick man lying by his window, and in his sleeplessness looking up at the glimmering point of light in the calm, deep heavens? God gives to a flower a mission of beauty and sweetness, and for its brief life it tells out its message to all who can read it. Wordsworth says:
"To me the meanest flower that blooms can give
Thoughts that do often lie too deep for tears."Especially does God give to every human soul a message to deliver...Each friend of Christ living close to Him learns something from Him and of Him which no one has learned before, which he is to forthtell to the world.
(J. R. Miller, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.