Friday, February 28, 2014

“No turning back…”



Years ago, we used to sing this old chorus:

“I have decided to follow Jesus.
I have decided to follow Jesus.
I have decided to follow Jesus.
No turning back, no turning back.”

Another verse was,

“The world behind me, the cross before me…

Then, there was this verse:

“Though none go with me, still I will follow…”

I remember—and this had to be at least 30 years ago—how these words so perfectly expressed my desire and longing to follow Christ Jesus my Lord.  Do not misunderstand: I wanted others to go with me on this Christian journey.  I have always loved people.  And though I tend to be an introvert, and enjoy “alone time,” I don’t enjoy being left alone or lonely.  I long deeply for others to join me in following Christ, especially family members.  Nevertheless, I determined many years ago that if I had to go it alone, for the sake of Christ I was prepared to go alone.  I still feel the same way.

“No turning back, no turning back.”

1 comment:

donna wagner smith said...

Wyeth,
Thanks for bringing this song back into my memory. It was one of my favorite songs when we attended Christian Fellowship Church in Waukegan. We always sang hymns there, very rarely the newer numbers. I used to sing this to myself when I felt myself going off the rails so to speak. It had fallen thru the cracks in my memory, replaced by newer songs from radio & worship.
All my best, & Happy New Year!
d