I have decided to follow Jesus;
No turning back, no turning back.
Though I may wonder, I still will follow;
The world behind me, the cross before me;
No turning back …
These are the words of a beautiful song called ‘I have decided to follow Jesus.’ It was written by an Indian Christian in the 19th Century after he came to faith in Jesus Christ. He based his words on John 12:26:
‘Whoever serves me must follow me, and where I am, there will my servant be also. Whoever serves me, the Father will honour.’
Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.