Rejoice that your names are written in heaven! My Father was pleased to hide these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to you. Yes, for this is what pleased my Father.
My kingdom is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. Though you do not see me now, I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy.
Though you have not seen me, I love you; and even though you do not see me now, you believe in me. Therefore be filled with my inexpressible and glorious joy. As my Father loved me, so I love you. Now remain in my love. If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. I say these things so that you may have the full measure of my joy within you.
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!
1 Peter 1:8