Our world is a busy place with many distractions and false promises.  Even the Christian can be easily led astray by what others are doing in the name of religion. But we Lutheran Christians focus on the one true promise and hope only the real God could give – Jesus Christ, crucified and risen for the sake of all sinful mankind.  It’s in His crucifixion and nothing else where our sins are forgiven and the true hope and promise of eternal life is ours by faith.  That is the Christian’s life and the Church’s mission.