The six-year-old girl Zola went for a routine tonsil operation in 2018. But neither her mother nor the doctors knew that she had a genetic disorder and that the operation could be fatal for her. Two days after the operation, the girl was covered in blood and the battle for her life began in the hospital. She lost a lot of blood and was on the edge.
An unusual question
However, the rescue was over and the girl was sent home to recover. One afternoon while her mother was helping her get ready for gymnastics practice, Zola asked her mother, ‘When can I go see God again?’
“It’s something I still can’t understand to this day,” said the mother, “I was getting her ready and, it’s not like we talked about anything related to God before that, we were just getting ready for gymnastics. And she suddenly asked when she could go see God again.”
The mother was shocked and asked her daughter: “And when did you see God?” Zola answered with incredible ease, “The night I died.”
Shocked, the mother started asking more questions and soon learned that Zola had an incredible experience while she was in the hospital and almost died. Brittani remembers that Zola’s heart never stopped beating or required CPR.
But Zola came so close to death that Jesus walked with her through it all. God came to comfort her and tell her that she was safe and loved.
The little girl talks about Jesus
Over time, Zola began to speak more and more about Jesus. She told her mom that she remembers God giving her a big hug. She also said that everything looked like a rainbow, and Jesus thanked her because she loves Him and because she is His friend.
That moment was a big turning point for his family. Although they once believed in Jesus, they moved away from him after some difficult things in the family. Little Zola’s experience was a reminder to all of them of the permanence of Jesus in our lives, and they returned to God and their church.