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,
Peter continues to focus our eyes and our thoughts on the one whom it is all about. We send praise up to the Father, all the while acknowledging the Son. It is the work of the Son that has made our salvation possible.
On a side note: recently I heard about someone "finding the body of Jesus." As ridiculous as that is, and as impossible as it is to prove something like that anyway, there is one important thing that I want to point out. You see, I heard on the radio, while they were advertising for this big program, one guy say that the finding of the body of Jesus wouldn't rock his faith.
Now, I don't believe that they will ever find the body of Jesus, because I believe that He is truly risen. He didn't stay in the tomb. The grave had no power over Him. But saying that it wouldn't rock my faith is ridiculous. Notice in this verse what was made possible by the resurrection of Jesus: Our Salvation!
If you found the exact spot where Jesus was buried, you might find a body there, but it won't be His.