A woman suddenly collapsed in a gym because of an aneurysm attack. And as she nearly died while in surgery, a strange light appeared which she recalled, “God was holding me.”
Mary Jo Rapini is a licensed therapist and psychologist. Later, she became the head of a psych oncology unit at Texas Tech and University Medical Center. An oncologist hired her to run support groups for his cancer patients. As a result, she began doubting the loving God because of the struggle and pain she often witnessed with her patients.
Then one day, Mary went to the gym to work out her body. But as she pushed herself with exercise, loading up heavy weights on a machine to lift, she felt a sudden “sharp jabbing pain” in the back of her neck. The therapist instantly knew something was wrong with her.
Mary tried to relax and get water but suddenly started convulsing and fell to the floor. Someone immediately called for an ambulance, and responders rushed her to the hospital. Thankfully, her husband was in town when the incident happened.
Submitting To God’s Will
Later, CAT scans and MRIs revealed that Mary’s brain bled.
“There was so much blood in my head that they didn’t know if I would survive the night,” she recalled. Although she could die, the doctors tried to stabilize Mary’s condition.
Amidst all the uncertainty, Mary surrendered everything to God. Apparently, she admitted she could no longer handle the pain that “can make you go mad, like it can drive you crazy.”
So, the struggling therapist cried out to God at that point, “God I can’t handle this. I need your help and I don’t care if I live. I’ve had a good life and if it’s Your will that I’d be gone then I want You to know I am grateful.”
Mary decided to submit to God’s Will and suddenly felt peace in her soul.
Further, she added, “The fact that I might die, it was not sad to me. It was not heartbreaking either. It was almost like I wasn’t elated. It’s just that I was so totally in God’s will at that moment.”
Soon after, doctors decided to move Mary to the surgical ICU to perform surgery on her brain. They discovered she had an aneurysm attack. And during her life-or-death operation, a light appeared before Mary. Her soul left her body, and suddenly she saw God holding her.
Then God spoke to her, “It’s not your time.”
Mary bragged all of her earthly accolades to God. But His only response was, “let me ask you one thing. Have you ever loved anyone the way you’ve been loved here?”
What happened next forever changed Mary’s life.
Reference | The Other Side NDE
Header Image: The Other Side NDE. (Screenshot). (2022). Licensed Therapist Mary Jo Rapini, Retrieved March 24, 2023 from: https://youtu.be/cNjtypYeJ9E