He will renew your life and sustain you in your old age.
The king stood by the pillar and renewed the covenant in the presence of the LORD—to follow the LORD and keep his commands, statutes and decrees with all his heart and all his soul, thus confirming the words of the covenant written in this book.
–2 Kings 23:3
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Sonnet 100 (Peter)
Sorrow and joy were mixed at suppertime:
He washed my feet but said that I’d betray
Him. “Never,” I said, “that would be a crime.”
We’d been together from the start, the day
He called me from the nets. “You will, three times,
Before the cock crows,” he went on. “Come pray
Inside Gethsemane with me.” Now I’m
A zealous man, but God formed me from clay.
He had to wake me when the torch lights came.
I drew my sword, slashed off an ear, he healed
It, soldiers took him. Down the trail I crept
To fireside warmth. Three times they asked–no game–
And I denied three times. Long gone, that meal.
The cock crew. I went out and wept and wept.