“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By his great mercy he gave us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, that is, into an inheritance imperishable, undefiled, and unfading. It is reserved in heaven for you, who by God’s power are protected through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.” (1Peter 1:3–5 NET)
The Bible is full of good news. It literally overflows in abundance from it’s pages. This passage, to me, is one of the most encouraging passages of scripture in the New Testament. It speaks of God’s indescribably gift of mercy through Christ Jesus which restored humanity once again into a right relationship with God. This brought about a living hope that did not come from ourselves but rather from the resurrection of Jesus Christ. This wonderful new birth we have received from the great mercy of gGod is further described as an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading. It is saved up in heaven for all who believe and is ready to be revealed to all in the end times. Let us all rejoice over the good news of the gospel and because we have a heavenly father who cares and loves us so much. Read this passage again and stand in awe of who God is this day!