Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church and Preschool

La Grange, TX 

A Message From Our Pastor




James 5:8  “You also be patient.  Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand.”


A mother was preparing pancakes for her sons, Kevin, age five and Ryan, three.  The boys were beginning to argue over who would get the first pancake.  The mother saw an opportunity for a lesson so she said; “Now boys, if Jesus were sitting here, He would say, ‘Let my brother have the first pancake.  I can wait.’”  Kevin turned to his younger brother and said, “Ryan, you be Jesus.”


We all want what we want – right now!  All of us were disappointed to learn that we did not receive a candidate from the seminary to serve as pastor of Mt. Calvary.  Many I know saw this as a major setback.


A professor I had in seminary once said to our class, “God’s  best  comes slowly!”  I know that God has plans to give Mt. Calvary the best pastor for our situation.  God did not find or see that man in our seminaries.  God only wants the best for us.


Growth and strength are the results of “waiting on the Lord”.  St. Paul had to realize this as he lay in prison.  Moses must have asked,  “Why?” many times during the long wanderings in the wilderness.  Jesus himself experience the discipline of delay in his growing up years before he began his great and redemptive  ministry began.


Let’s ask our Lord to renew our hearts, enthusiasm, and excitement today, and give us a fresh indwelling of faith and strength to wait for his perfect timing to bring us his best!




                                                                                           Rev. Bill Qualman, Pastor