Why do we testify of God's love?

July 2
Avalon has a beautiful song called Testify.

All the colors of the rainbow All the voices of the wind
Every dream that reaches out That reaches out to find where love begins
Every word of every story Every star in every sky
Every corner of creation Lives to testify

For as long as I shall live I will testify to love
I'll be a witness in the silences When words are not enough
With every breath I take I will give thanks to God above
For as long as I shall live I will testify to love

From the mountains to the valleys From the rivers to the sea
Every hand that reaches out Every hand that reaches out to offer peace
Every simple act of mercy Every step to kingdom come
All the hope in every heart will Speak what love has done

For as long as I shall live I will testify to love
I'll be a witness in the silences When words are not enough
With every breath I take I will give thanks to God above
For as long as I shall live I will testify to love


The Message translation of 1 John 1:1-4 puts into words so well what our motive for testifying to God's love should be.

1 John 1 The Message
From the very first day, we were there, taking it all in—we heard it with our own ears, saw it with our own eyes, verified it with our own hands. The Word of Life appeared right before our eyes; we saw it happen! And now we're telling you in most sober prose that what we witnessed was, incredibly, this: The infinite Life of God himself took shape before us. We saw it, we heard it, and now we're telling you so you can experience it along with us, this experience of communion with the Father and his Son, Jesus Christ. Our motive for writing is simply this: We want you to enjoy this, too. Your joy will double our joy!