This graphic heavyweight tee was inspired by the story our entire brand is named after: the story of the Apostle Paul being shipwrecked on the island of Malta. This story is found in Acts 27-28 of The Bible. As Paul was helping to build a fire to help his crew and the islanders stay warm, a viper leapt from the fire he had started and fastened itself to his hand. He then shook the snake from his hand into the fire, and suffered no harm from the venomous bite. The islanders were astonished and praised him, some referring to him as a god. Paul then goes on to heal the entire island and impacts more lives than he would have if he had not gone through the trial he did. One of the main lessons from this story this clothing line serves to remind people of is that our struggles and trials will ALWAYS be used by God to bless others and ourselves... especially if we maintain a servants heart and positive attitude through them. If Paul had not been caught in a tremendous storm, heaved overboard by the wind and waves, swam to shore in the cold of winter, bitten by a viper, and maintained a servants heart through it all, he would have never had the opportunity to bless the people of Malta, nor would he have been reminded of the amazing things God can do through us in the midst of our suffering. Another lesson to take from this story is the attitude and posture we must take when enduring trials of all kinds. Maintaining a firm faith in The Lord and trusting He has a greater plan and purpose grants us peace and contentment through the darkest of valleys, while also making an impact on those around us who may be carefully watching how we respond to these valleys. We hope this shirt sparks conversations with others, and that The Spirit is with you, guiding you to say what those people need to hear from you! We are just providing a tool to open more of those conversations to start.
5.6 oz., 100% carded ringspun cotton
1x1 baby rib set-in collar
See Sizing Photo for details.
Male model is 5’11”, 170 lbs. wearing size L.
Female model is 5’6”, 140 lbs. wearing size L.