After our disappointing start to the day we popped in on friends at Chudleigh, before heading off to Exeter.
The plan was to take in the “Threads of Revelation” by Jaqui Parkinson.
She (together with several helpers) created a unique series of tapestries currently on display in Exeter Cathedral.
Those of you that follow the UK news may recall seeing it a few weeks ago, when the streets around Cathedral Green hit the headlines.
Britain’s oldest hotel, “The Royal Clarence” went up in smoke, and the fire threatened the surrounding businesses, and historic hotel.
Today we saw “men at work” presumably looking to stabilise the situation, whilst the debate goes on about what should happen next.
Staring at the scene of devastation I was reminded of this passage from 1 Thessalonians 5: 1-6
Now, brothers and sisters, about times and dates we do not need to write to you, for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. While people are saying, “Peace and safety,” destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.
But you, brothers and sisters, are not in darkness so that this day should surprise you like a thief. You are all children of the light and children of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness. So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be awake and sober.