And then the girl told the story of her one supernatural experience. She was watching a Christian band play at a local high school although she was not a Christian. She had been through an unbelievably painful experience the year before and she could not let go of her anger and let God into her heart. She bowed her head and prayed in desperation for God to send her a sign that He was there and that all would be okay.
Just then she felt the hand upon her shoulder. She turned around and saw a young girl crying. She said "God told me to come and talk to you but I don't know why."
Later the young man and his girlfriend would realize that those two supernatural experiences occurred on the same night of the same year at roughly the same hour. It was nothing more than a powerful sign from a loving God who was bringing two of his children together to love one another.
It should have been enough for the young man but it wasn't. Like Gideon, he was holding out for one more sign but the sign did not come immediately. It came the following summer when his family had met the girl and fallen in love with her, too. He knew he must soon make a decision about whether they would stay together.
And so he kneeled down and prayed asking God for a sign as to whether the two families should be linked together in marriage. He was making good progress until the phone rang. He put God on a call waiting of sorts and picked up the phone. He heard the sweet voice of his girlfriend saying that the "funniest thing" had just happened - something that he just "wouldn't believe."
It seems that a couple of hundred miles away the young man's parents had stopped at a roadside rest stop off Interstate 20. When they pulled over they noticed a few familiar faces. It was the parents of the girl along with her grandmother whom they had just met the week before.
"What are the chances of that?" the girl asked. "Nothing without the guidance of God" the young man thought to himself.
And so the day they were married he watched her walking up the aisle - part human, part angel, a gift from his Maker.