Friday was a better day at the office, on this day the electric current was down by a few hundred volts. Friday evening we went out to dinner just like normal people, very nice.

On Saturday afternoon we set off for Liverpool – 175 miles to a wonderful hotel with views of the Liver building and across the Mersey.  Splendid dinner and an evening on our own for first time in ages.  Bit of a lie-in on Sunday morning and then we wandered around Albert Dock before popping into the Anglical Cathedral (huge!) and then we had lunch in an ‘ego’ restaurant next to the concert hall in Hope Street.

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

At 2:30 we were in the concert that I had once been so obsessed to see.  They are a great band, really great, but the emotion of watching such an emotional concert was quiet a scary challenge although I had to try to achieve it.  In the end it was only because Sally was with me that I could watch it. And so great as they were, the experience was quite a tough one!  There is a great deal of irony in this that I can’t go into right now.

One day, God willing, I will look back and remember the weekend without the intensity, maybe even go back there if God is gracious.

Monday morning and the electricity is still down.  This has passed from completely unbearable to bearable since last Thursday.  Here is a key learning points:

“With anxiety you can’t get better until you stop trying to get better!” or as William Bridge says “Some seek comfort by way of reason, and think to reason out of their temptation, and to reason in their comfort, but as one says well, ‘Dispute not with God lest you be confounded; dispute not with Satan lest you be deceived'”

And so we all continue to wait upon God’s good grace in His will and time!

About David Allsopp

Married, 4 children, Christian, Head of IT
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