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Toby Mac Releases Song And Video In Honor Of Late Son

Toby Mac squatting in the rain by a tree
January 13, 2020
95.1 Shine
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Back in October, Toby Mac’s oldest son, Truett Foster McKeehan, suddenly passed away.

The Christian rapper has been candid about his struggle, and as he was processing this unimaginable loss, he wrote a song he “never wanted to write.”

The Christian rapper recently released “21 Years,” which he says “felt like an honest confession of the questions, pain, anger, doubt, mercy and promise that describes the journey I’m probably only beginning.” 

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“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. 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.

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The song and accompanying video reveal the heartbreaking reality that Toby Mac and his family have been facing the past few months.

However, the musician shared that he hopes this song offers comfort to not only himself, but others in the midst of pain, saying, “I hope it’s for someone out there, or maybe it’s just for me.”

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