TobyMac Shares Why He Knows He’ll See His Son Again

TobyMac lost his 21 year son, Truett, in October of 2019. (Find ways to continue to pray for his family.)

He has since written the song 21 Years / See the Light to honor his son, and is opening up about it in concerts:

A lot of people have come up to me and my wife in the last few months and have said things like, “Hey, you’ll see him again. You’ll see your son again.”

Listen, I believe that with all my heart. I do, I really do. I’m counting on it.

But I will say this: The question is, “Why?” Why do I get to see my son again?

Because his good outweighed his bad? No, he was my wild-child. His good didn’t outweigh his bad. And my good doesn’t outweigh my bad. 

There’s only one reason: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosever believeth in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life.

That is a promise. That is a gift. It’s a gift to you and me. It was a gift to my son.

But the thing about a gift is, you have to accept a gift. I don’t know where you are on that tonight. But man, tonight could be the night for you. It really could. I ain’t no preacher, but I believe that.

I know my son accepted that gift because I spoke to him many, many times about it. And we’re counting on this, I love this:

God gave his first-born Son so that we could see our first-born son again.

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Judy Thomas
Judy Thomas
July 15, 2021 8:45 pm

My son was baptized as an infant, and again as an adult before he was deployed to Afghanistan. He committed suicide May 2020 during COVID 19 isolation. God heard my prayer and anquish as my son, God’s Child, was dying.

Kaylee Farrar
Reply to  Judy Thomas
July 16, 2021 10:29 am

Judy, I am so sorry to hear this. Thank you for being vulnerable and sharing part of you and your son’s story with us so we can lift you up in prayer. We hope TobyMac’s story encourages you <3

Shelby Trine
Shelby Trine
September 16, 2021 11:38 am

I pray for all family lost ones we all see them and we see Jesus and his arms

Rene garza
Rene garza
January 19, 2022 6:46 pm

I lost my 22 year old son on September 20th in a car accident, his name is Nikolas G. Garza, he was a believer, WHY DID GOD TAKE HIM? My son was doing so good he had a full time job and 2 part time jobs plus he had just started online college. He was there for anyone who needed his advice, very humble. I am taking this really hard. Please pray for me and my family.

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