QD EAR BILLY GRAHAM: My mother’s sister hasn’t had anything to do with our family or with God for years. Mother prayed and prayed for her, that she’d visit us and also turn back to God. But when Mother died a few months ago, she didn’t even come to the funeral. Should we just give up on her? — D.F.
By BILLY GRAHAM
Tribune Media Services
A DEAR D.F.: No, you shouldn’t give up on your aunt; God loves her in spite of her rebellion — and so should you.
Even if your aunt doesn’t want any contact with you, you can still pray for her. God is able to do what we can’t do, and he can work in hidden ways to bring even the most rebellious person to himself. I suggest you also ask God to show you if you can do anything to reach out to your aunt. For example, you might consider writing her a brief note, perhaps enclosing the program from your mother’s funeral service and expressing regret that you weren’t able to see her there. This might open the door for further contact.