Like trends in society, Christian music’s version of a boy band came in the form of Plus One in 1999. This group consisted of five individuals: Nate Cole, Jason Perry, Jeremy Mhire, Nathan Walters and Gabe Combs. Plus One immediately hit it big time with their debut album, The Promise. One of their songs which has spoken to me over the years is Written on My Heart,
Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God is one Lord [the only Lord]. 5 And you shall love the Lord your God with all your [mind and] heart and with your entire being and with all your might. 6 And these words which I am commanding you this day shall be [first] in your [own] minds and hearts; [then], Deuteronomy 6:4-6.
The lyrics of Written on My Heart come from a Jewish tradition passed down to Moses. To avoid forgetting the God of Abraham, there was an emphasis in Jewish homes to raise up and train children to keep the commandments. As someone who struggles to stay focused as I read the Bible, I have to write down what I learn daily so I don’t forget it. May today’s song help you to keep God ever present in life.
by Jay Mankus