An Oklahoma woman who says she encountered God in a nine-minute brush with death describes her communication with the higher power as “effortless.”
“I was standing in the most beautiful tunnel of light,” Crystal McVea told ABC News. “There were no words. It was just effortless communication between us.”
McVea, 36, says she encountered God nearly four years ago, in December 2009, while being treated for pancreatitis. After being accidentally overdosed on pain medication, McVea’s heart stopped beating and doctors struggled to revive her for nine minutes.
McVea, a mother of four, says she at first declined God’s offer to return to her body but then heard a calling that brought her back to life.
“I heard my mother scream my name,” said McVea. “And I stopped and I said, ‘Can I tell her I’m okay?,’ and He said, ‘The choice is up to you.’”
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