Award-winning American recording gospel artiste TobyMac has released a rather emotional song about the passing of his firstborn son Truett Foster Mckeehan who died in October 2019.
’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.”
TobyMac also made a profound statement about God’s unfailing love in spite of the pain we might feel, and that He will not leave us, never forsake us.
“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.”