In October 2019 the unthinkable happened to tobyMac and his family…the loss of his firstborn son Truett McKeehan. Hearts broke across the country for the McKeehan family as tobyMac has had such a great impact through his music and ministry. Today, tobyMac released a new song “21 Years”, written out of that heartache.
TobyMac shared this with fans upon releasing the song…
’21 Years’ is a song I wrote about the recent passing of my firstborn son, Truett Foster McKeehan. I loved him with all my heart. Until something in life hits you this hard, you never know how you will handle it. I am thankful that I have been surrounded by love, starting with God’s and extending to community near and far that have walked with us and carried us every day. Writing this song felt like an honest confession of the questions, pain, anger, doubt, mercy and promise that describes the journey I’m probably only beginning. The rest is yet to come. One thing I know is that I am not alone. God didn’t promise us a life of no pain or even tragic death, but He did promise He would never leave us or forsake us. And I’m holding dearly to that promise for my son as well as myself.
You can check out the music video below or grab the single HERE!
~Jeremy & Amanda