“We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard,
so that you also may have fellowship with us.
And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ.
We write this to make our joy complete.” 1 John 1:3-4 (NIV)
Have you ever shared some good news with a friend so they can rejoice with you? Families of high school graduates usually have open house parties to honor the work of the teens.
We sometimes have to share news that is not especially good. But we know that when we do it, we have someone who will be there for us and mourn with us, if need be. A lady in our church has a son who is a Cancer patient in another state. Our prayer group recently prayed for him and his wife and children. Then we prayed over her. It was a holy time. I have since heard that the son is terminal.
John wanted to share the Good News of Jesus Christ and let those who heard that news share in the feeling of joy that revelation brought to them. When we share Christ with another person we have a new relationship with that person.