Martin Luther grew up with a stern father. As we all do to some degree, Martin transferred his image of his father to his image of God. Martin Luther became a monk to fulfill a vow he made when he thought his life was in danger during a storm. As he studied the Bible, Luther began to see that God, as revealed in Jesus Christ, is very different than his father. He discovered that we are right with God simply by trusting in his grace and love. What good news that is!