Obedience in the Face of Shame
"I would weep watching others get baptized—tears of joy for them because they had the courage to take the next step in following Christ, but tears of shame for me for my disobedience and for allowing fear to keep from doing what I knew I was called to do. . . . It took thirty-some years for God's Word not to return void, but it did accomplish the purpose for which he sent it."