Six-year-old Zola Tomic found herself in a miraculous situation as she lay in the hospital, a place where she encountered Jesus. Her testimony is nothing short of extraordinary.
When Zola’s mother, Brittani, discovered her daughter hemorrhaging blood and rushed her to the hospital, she knew she had to remain composed and seek immediate medical assistance.
Little did they know that a routine tonsil surgery would take an unexpected turn due to a rare genetic disorder. Following the surgery, Zola began bleeding profusely, a perilous ordeal that lasted nearly ten days and brought her perilously close to death.
After her recovery and return home, Zola’s remarkable journey of healing and spiritual connection began to unfold. During a typical afternoon while preparing Zola for gymnastics, an unexpected question from the young girl left Brittani in awe. Zola asked, “When can I go see God again?”
“It’s something even to this day that I still can’t even comprehend,” Brittani said. “I was getting her ready, and, it wasn’t even like we were talking about anything God-related beforehand, we were just getting ready to go to gymnastics. And she just asked, ‘When can I see God again?'”
Puzzled by her daughter’s inquiry, Brittani inquired further, asking, “When did you see God?” Zola’s response left her stunned: “The night I died.”
This revelation is undoubtedly awe-inspiring and a testament to the power of faith.
Shaken by Zola’s words, Brittani delved deeper into her daughter’s experience. She discovered that during her time in the hospital, Zola had a near-death encounter with Jesus. Although Zola never flatlined or required resuscitation, she came perilously close to death, and during that critical time, she had walked hand in hand with Jesus. He had come to reassure her of her safety and His love.
As time passed, Zola began to share more about her encounter with Jesus. She recounted the warmth of God’s embrace and described a world bathed in rainbow colors. Jesus had expressed gratitude to her for loving Him and being His friend.
This life-changing experience had a profound impact on Brittani’s family. While they had always believed in Jesus and had attended church, they had drifted away from their faith due to personal hardships. However, Zola’s near-death experience served as a powerful reminder of God’s comforting presence, His love, and His protective care.
Zola’s story is a remarkable testament to the nearness of God to His children. It not only strengthened her own faith but also serves as a beacon of hope for those who may question God’s presence in their lives.
Let us take a moment to praise God for saving this precious child and for revealing Himself to her in a way that can move mountains of faith for all who hear her story.
As Revelation 1:17-18 reminds us: “When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. But he laid his right hand on me, saying, ‘Fear not, I am the first and the last, and the living one. I died, and behold I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of Death and Hades.'”