"But wait, let me explain!" There are times when we get in a jam with a parent, spouse, friend or employer. As far as they are concerned, the case is closed. We want to delay a verdict; pleading for more time we try to explain.
As God's children, we seek opportunities to explain the gospel. "Pray that I will be given the message to speak and that I may fearlessly explain the mystery about the good news (Ephesians 6:19 CEV)."