Who is this God? He was the beginning of all things. He created us out of love. That love still abounds, despite the darkness that creeps into this world. He sent His son to reconcile Himself with that darkness, to provide the Light out. We are to have the same love that God has.
We are His servants. We rejoice in what He offers us. We serve out of gratitude. We proclaim His Love and dominion. He gives us unending power when we serve for Him.
These notes I wrote from Colossians 1 seem very relevant as we head to Mexico. May God give us His power and His wisdom to be able to bring some light into very dark areas because He, and we, love the people there so very much.