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After a near-death experience, Aubrie Mindock shares with Simple Grace how she was brought back to Earth after seeing Heaven. Here, she recounts part of her journey and how God is using her life to bring peace to others:
“Suddenly, I woke up wearing a white robe in a garden full of vibrant red and pink flowers,” Aubrie remembers. “The blooms were brighter and prettier than anything I’d ever seen. I stretched out my hand and felt the soft petals. My body was warm, whole, unbroken and pain-free and I knew then it was more than a dream.”
“God said if I returned to Earth, I’d face challenging times, but He’d be with me the whole way. But I wasn’t going back. No way! I was going to stay there with Him!” The next words God spoke still echo in Aubrie’s heart today. “He stated, ‘Aubrie, I have a plan. My plan is perfect. Trust Me,’” she says. Before she knew it she woke up in the hospital.
Despite God’s assurances, Aubrie still struggled. “I just wanted to be back in Heaven,” she confesses. “There were many nights I’d cry myself to sleep, missing God and PopPop. It was all just so beautiful.” Aubrie admits she felt confused about what God wanted and why He’d chosen her. “I’d ask Him, ‘What is Your plan?’ and then I’d keep remembering how He told me to trust Him. So I did."
Today Aubrie is a ski instructor and is still working hard to reach her dream of going to the Olympics, but now her bigger mission is to share God’s immense love and faithfulness. “I want others to know that Heaven is real and death is nothing to fear because there’s no suffering, no disease, no pain,” she says. “There is love like nothing you could imagine."
Find out more about Aubrie's life-changing journey in our March issue, available now at Walmart, Barnes and Noble, in select grocery stores, and for immediate download on Kindle and Nook. For more stories of God's loving grace, follow Simple Grace on Facebook and Twitter.
Also, check out Aubrie's book, When I Saw Heaven!