'21 Years' TobyMac Pens Song For Late Son Truett Foster

TobyMac pens a powerful song titled ’21 Years’ about the passing of his son, Truett Foster. On October 23, 2019, the 21-year-old son of Christian superstar TobyMac passed away. Truett was an aspiring artist and had already released songs on his own along with collaborations with his father. His death came as a surprise to all and when the news broke, the world’s heart broke. But that heartache pales in comparison to what his father must have felt.

Following his death, TobyMac was led to write a song. In an official statement posted to Facebook, he said, “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 everyday. 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.” As we listen to these powerful words, we send up a prayer for anyone who has lost a loved one.

Psalm 119:48-52 “48 I reach out for your commands, which I love, that I may meditate on your decrees. 49 Remember your word to your servant, for you have given me hope. 50 My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life. 51 The arrogant mock me unmercifully, but I do not turn from your law. 52 I remember, LORD, your ancient laws, and I find comfort in them.”
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