Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!
According to his great mercy, he has caused us to
be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of
Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable,
undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you,
who by God's power are being guarded through faith
for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
In this you rejoice, though now for a little while,
if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials,
so that the tested genuineness of your faith—
more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—
may be found to result in praise and glory and honor
at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
-1 Peter 1:3-7