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.”