The Paradox Crewneck
The story for most people is such that they are born, they live, and then they die. Much like a heartbeat, their life follows a pattern as they live according to the culture — a consistent rise and fall — that ultimately leads to a flatline, to death. Yet we know, "We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed. For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake." (2 Corinthians 4:10). And this is the great Paradox of the Christian life. A complete reversal of what the world tells us to be true; Jesus shows us that death does not have the final say. Rather, in embracing our suffering for the sake of the kingdom, we enter into life that is eternal.