Numbers 22 recounts how God used a donkey to admonish a prophet who wandered from his divine mission. The donkey saw the danger and tried to steer Balaam away, but that just resulted in it being hit.
"Then the Lord opened the donkey’s mouth..." (v28) and a new world opened up for Balaam. So, if God would open a donkey's mouth to speak the Gospel, why not ours? The donkey was "beaten three times" and, we will also be scourged for practicing and preaching the Gospel, but we must keep our eyes on the prize!