Darby, Montana and Estherville, Iowa   7 comments

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Last night I camped out in Hamilton, Montana.  This morning I walked a few miles south of Hamilton and then got a ride to Darby.  I got dropped off in Darby and walked to the gas station.  I was getting too warm, so I took off my long-sleaved shirt.

As I was repacking my backpack, this guy walked out of the gas station and walked over to me.  He asked me where I was going.  I told him that I was headed toward Salmon, Idaho.  He asked me where I was from originally and I told him from Iowa.  He said that he was from Spirit Lake; I told him I was from Algona.

His name was Garrett and he went to high school in Estherville, class of 1985.  I told Garrett that I went to Garrigan High School in Algona—I finished in 1978.  We played Estherville in football every year.

I then asked Garrett if he knew Agnes Hood; I had dated Agnes once during my senior year—she went to school in Estherville.  Garrett said that he knew Agnes.  He said he remembered there were three Hood sisters and they were very beautiful.  I replied, yes, they were very beautiful.  I then asked Garrett if he knew Brian Sawyer.  Garrett knew Brian and his brother.  Brian was a cousin of Agnes’.  I first met Agnes and Brian while playing in a pickup basketball game at the Hood residence the summer before my senior year.

I then told Garrett that I once got a ride from Nebraska to Estherville [in 2002] and got dropped off at around 10 o’clock at night.  I was walking down the main street of Estherville when I noticed this car drive past, swing into this parking lot and pull up right next to me on the sidewalk.  This guy stuck his head out of the window and asked, “Are you Tim Shey?”

I replied, “Yes, I am.”  I was a bit flabbergasted.

We started talking and he had picked me up hitchhiking in Humboldt a few months ago and drove me to Algona.  He told me to get in his car and we drove to his apartment in Estherville.

In his apartment, he opened his Bible to the Book of Ezekiel.  He showed me Ezekiel 21: 27:  “I will overturn, overturn, overturn, it: and it shall be no more, until he come whose right it is; and I will give it him.”  He told me that the Lord wanted him to show me that Scripture.  He later gave me a ride to Algona.

I spoke with Garrett for a little while and then he said, “It’s a small world.”

I said, “It sure is.”

We shook hands and I walked south on U.S. 93 towards Salmon.

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Posted May 1, 2016 by Tim Shey in Uncategorized

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7 responses to “Darby, Montana and Estherville, Iowa

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  1. This rocks! I love your posts!

  2. Hey Tim, I’ll be taking a pastorate in Cambridge, VT here in the next few months. Ever come to Vermont?

  3. I love how the Lord uses daily circumstances to reveal things to us. This post is not about meeting someone who lived within one of hour of where I was raised in Iowa, it is about Ezekiel 21: 27.

  4. Clarke’s Commentary on Ezekiel 21:27:

    “I will overturn – I will utterly destroy the Jewish government. Perverted will I make it. Heb. perverted, perverted, perverted I will make it.

    “Until he come whose – is – משפט mishpat, the judgment; i.e., till the coming of the son of David, the Lord Jesus; who, in a mystic and spiritual sense, shall have the throne of Israel, and whose right it is. See the famous prophecy, Genesis 49:10, and Luke 1:32. The עוה avah, which we translate overturn, is thrice repeated here; to point out, say the rabbins, the three conquests of Jerusalem, in which Jehoiakim, Jeconiah, and Zedekiah were overthrown.”

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    Genesis 49: 10: “The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.”

  5. Luke 1: 32-33: “He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.”

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