In the profound verses of 2nd Timothy 4:7-8, the apostle Paul lays out a poignant reflection on life’s journey – from the complexity of beginnings to the unwavering tenets of faith. Bishop Dr. Joseph Kibucwa, drawing from this scripture, expounded on the significance of each phase, urging the congregation to emulate the unyielding spirit exemplified by Archdeacon Kangangi.
Life’s Complex Beginnings
Life, as depicted in the scripture, is a tapestry of beginnings. It is not a singular event but a series of commencements. From birth to work, from family to parenting, from career to retirement – each phase marks a new dawn. Even in the wake of death, those left behind embark on a new beginning, learning to navigate life without their loved ones. Archdeacon Kangangi’s life serves as a testament to someone who navigated these beginnings with resilience, from birth through to ministry, leaving a legacy of unwavering determination.
Fighting the Good Fight
Archdeacon Kangangi’s life epitomizes a relentless spirit in the face of challenges. He fought valiantly – in education, in marriage, in nurturing his children, and in ministry. This resolute spirit was a beacon, urging others to persevere in their own fights. Bishop Kibucwa implored the congregation to take up this mantle and engage in their own good fight, reminding them that they are in a race where the prize awaits those who run with vigor.
The Unassailable Faith
Faith, as expounded, is an indomitable force, acknowledged even by science. It stands as an unassailable truth, transcending background and circumstance. Bishop Kibucwa encouraged the faithful to cling to this unfeigned faith, assuring them that they will witness its fruition in the glory that awaits.
The message resonates as an invitation to embrace the various beginnings that punctuate our lives. Just as Archdeacon Kangangi navigated these phases with unwavering determination, so too are we called to face our own beginnings with resolve. The exhortation to fight the good fight reverberates as a call to persevere in our respective journeys. Likewise, the counsel to hold unassailable faith serves as a beacon of hope, assuring us that our faith is a testament to truths that even science affirms. In Bishop Dr. Joseph Kibucwa’s exposition, the congregation found both guidance and inspiration to walk their own paths of beginnings and faith.