She was under God the seed of my salvation in more ways than one.
When our church voted not to admit blacks in 1963, when I was 17, my mother ushered the black guests at my sister’s wedding right into the main sanctuary herself because the ushers wouldn’t do it. In 1967 Noël and I attended the Urbana Missions Conference. There we heard Warren Webster, former missionary to Pakistan, answer a student’s question: What if your daughter falls in love with a Pakistani while you’re on the mission field and wants to marry him?
Genesis , “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” Again in Genesis 5:1–3, “When God created man, he made him in the likeness of God.
Male and female he created them, and he blessed them and named them Manwhen they were created.
When Adam had lived 130 years, he fathered a son in his own likeness, after his image.” In other words, the magnificent image of God goes on from generation to generation.