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

Prophet 89
Prophet 89
Reply to  Judy Thomas
February 23, 2023 4:41 pm

Sorry for your loss. Praying for you.

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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.

Reply to  Rene garza
July 16, 2022 1:41 am

I read this. I care. More importantly, God cares, YES, of course He cares uniquely about YOU and EVERYTHING you are in need of…..

I have some WHY questions. .
Your question is much more intimate , heart gripping, than mine.

My prayer is you are receiving peace and that your WHY question,if not already answered,”
That God would share with
You, as only He can do!


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

Nona Becker
Nona Becker
July 7, 2022 6:27 pm

Love and prayers for and to TobyMac and his family. I use this song to grieve and remember. God gave me a message similar to this song when I lost my beautiful free-spirited son. I had sent him texts about God, the Prodigal son, songs, and of course prayed for him. I knew deep down there was more meaning because he was my first born son🙏🎁💞 So grateful that this is being shared🙏🎁 There is healing through the pain and heart felt words🌈🎁💜💗

Kelli Anderson
Kelli Anderson
July 20, 2022 7:08 pm

I laid my 33 year old son to rest yesterday. I miss him already. But in my heart I know he is at peace. His demons are gone. His struggles have ended. My focus is to raise his 8 and 4 year old with the knowledge that their daddy loved them fiercely!

Catherine Bailey
Catherine Bailey
September 25, 2022 11:12 am

I lost my husband to fentynal overdose 3 1/2 years ago. Today would be our 30 year anniversary. He was a believer since he was a small boy. He came from an abusive home and tried for years to get past the hurt and disfunction. We loved so strongly, had three beautiful children but I couldn’t fix his mind and heart. Only God can. I have stood strongly on the promises of God that you speak of and I feel strongly that he is healed finely with his maker. That we will see him again. Thank you for your words.

Leisha Tripp
Leisha Tripp
Reply to  Catherine Bailey
February 25, 2023 8:01 am

My nephew, my sisters son. died Feb 17th from an accidental drug overdose. I have played this video over and over and sent it to my sister. It’s so hard to make sense of all this right now but this song had given me so much peace and reassurance for seeing him again In eternity. From a Relugios perspective his life didn’t look like a believer because neither did his good out weigh his bad. Thank God he looks at the heart. He did believe but he struggled with addiction most of his life and I believe he is now… Read more »

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