TobyMac After Son's Funeral: 'We Pray a Flood of Thankfulness Will Rise This Week'

TobyMac worshipping with friends and family at his son's funeral (Facebook/TobyMac)

In a heartfelt Instagram post, TobyMac expressed his gratitude to God and loved ones who supported them in the wake of his firstborn son's death.

Truett Foster McKeehan died at the age of 21 in his home Oct. 23. McKeehan was an aspiring Christian rap artist who created and released music under the names Truett Foster, truDog, TRU and Shiloh.

TobyMac shared photos of his son's funeral in Franklin, Tennessee, revealing a crowd of mourners praying and worshipping God. In the post, he wrote:

As we enter this week of Thanksgiving we have something we'd like to share....
Such overwhelming love has surrounded us this last month. We still don't quite know which end is up but we do KNOW, we are loved. As we mourn our firstborn son, God has poured out His love on us through people. He has loved us through you....your kind acts and words and prayers and thoughts and songs and poems and teachings and gifts and meals and time and expertise and travel have made death bearable. You have been God's light to us in our darkest days - A comfort to our broken hearts. We have experienced family at every layer and every turn. From the closest to those who have loved from a distance, thank you, thank you a thousand times over. We are grateful for your gentle and compassionate hearts. It is something we will never forget. Community as it should be....the body at it's best. How God must be pleased!

Also- We've been encouraging ourselves to stand on this....the place of death is actually where all that we believe is most significant. That God has the power to do what he promised, defeat death and give life to anyone who believes. So from the valley of the shadow of death we pray a flood of thankfulness will rise this week. Thankfulness to a kind God who is not afraid. The Father of the Heavenly lights...who shines most beautifully in the darkness, and gives us everything we need.
Toby & Amanda

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As we enter this week of Thanksgiving we have something we'd like to share.... Such overwhelming love has surrounded us this last month. We still don't quite know which end is up but we do KNOW, we are loved. As we mourn our firstborn son, God has poured out His love on us through people. He has loved us through you....your kind acts and words and prayers and thoughts and songs and poems and teachings and gifts and meals and time and expertise and travel have made death bearable. You have been God's light to us in our darkest days - A comfort to our broken hearts. We have experienced family at every layer and every turn. From the closest to those who have loved from a distance, thank you, thank you a thousand times over. We are grateful for your gentle and compassionate hearts. It is something we will never forget. Community as it should be....the body at it's best. How God must be pleased! Also- We've been encouraging ourselves to stand on this....the place of death is actually where all that we believe is most significant. That God has the power to do what he promised, defeat death and give life to anyone who believes. So from the valley of the shadow of death we pray a flood of thankfulness will rise this week. Thankfulness to a kind God who is not afraid. The Father of the Heavenly lights...who shines most beautifully in the darkness, and gives us everything we need. Toby & Amanda

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TobyMac and his wife, Amanda McKeehan, created a charity in honor of their late son. The goal of the Truett Foster Foundation is to raise money for kids pursuing an education in music.

"He is the God of the hills and the valleys," TobyMac wrote as he announced the charity last month. "And He is beautiful above all things."

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