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.
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.