1 Peter 1:3-9
"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!
In His great mercy, He has given us new birth
into a living hope
through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil, or fade -
kept in heaven for you,
who through faith are sheilded by God's power
until the coming of the salvation
that is ready to be revealed in the last time.
In this you greatly rejoice,
though now for a little while
you may have had to face grief in all kinds of trials.
These have come so that your faith -
of greater worth than gold,
which perishes even though refined by fire -
may be proved genuine
and may result in praise, glory, and honor
when Jesus Christ is revealed.
Though you have not seen Him, you love Him;
and even though you do not see Him now,
you believe in Him
and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy,
for you are recieving the goal of your faith,
the salvation if your souls."