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Mi Querido Mexico!

Is the Love Mutual?

The Border Crossing into Tijuana, Mexico
The Border Crossing into Tijuana, Mexico

Sometimes I’ve felt like I’ve loved Mexico, but that the love hasn’t been mutual. In part I say this in jest, but not entirely. You might remember that I was kidnapped when I lived in Mexico City. Then I was held up at gunpoint and I had my car stolen.
I also had my share of bad experiences with the police. One year I was stopped by them 12 times and they were all pretexts to get a bribe. I must say that wasn’t real enjoyable.
Despite some of these bad experiences I still love this country and it’s people. I’ve had some many more good experiences that outweigh the bad ones.
Mexican Flag
Mexican Flag

A Pleasant Surprise

Just yesterday the Lord gave me a pleasant surprise. I was pulled over by a policeman. I cannot tell a lie, I did something I shouldn’t have done. I made a u-turn where it was prohibited to do so. I disobeyed the law. Although I did argue my case with the policeman, because even though I didn’t obey the sign there was no clear direction on how to get where I wanted to go.
While I was engaged in discussion with the officer three other cars did the same thing I had done. The policeman pulled over one of them. To my surprise the policeman was very friendly. He was probably the friendliest policeman I’ve ever encountered in Mexico. He ended up just giving me a warning and he told me how to get to where I was going and sent me on my way.
Wow! Thank you Lord. I know that the Lord watches over me and protects me and my family.
Mi Querido Mexico!
In His Grip, Dave


  • By Debbie
    Posted June 13, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    God bless you, Pastor Dave, and all the love you give and get!

    • By diasolifeontheborder
      Posted June 16, 2014 at 7:47 pm

      Thanks and many blessings to you.

  • By sustainabilitea
    Posted June 15, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    Glad you have at least one good police story to balance against all the rest. 🙂 Ironic that it comes when you really did something wrong. Might be a parable of grace in there somewhere. Have a blessed week.

    • By diasolifeontheborder
      Posted June 16, 2014 at 7:46 pm

      Yes – things don’t always make sense, but I’m glad for the grace. I need mercy and grace daily!

  • By Pen of the Sheep
    Posted June 15, 2014 at 11:56 pm

    Oh my goodness! You have amazing faith! God is good! God bless you my new friend!

    • By diasolifeontheborder
      Posted June 16, 2014 at 7:44 pm

      Thanks for your encouragement!

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