“God has placed eternity in the hearts of men…” is one of those mysterious verses in the Bible that is best explained through illustration, by pointing at something and saying, “that’s what it means”. Now that Obama’s been awarded a the Nobel Peace Prize before actually doing much of anything substantive to contribute to world peace, I think we have an example of Ecclesiastes 3:11.
Don’t go all “Rush” on me, and scream about liberal conspiracies. Your tirade will cause you to miss something valuable.
Don’t whine, either, about how Obama deserves this award, and how his presence at the table as someone who tries negotiating before bombs is enough of a cause for him to triumph over these candidates. He doesn’t, and it isn’t.
If we step back though, and take a deep breath, we might realize that Obama was granted this award, not for anything he’s done, but for what his style represents. Rightly or wrongly, the committee was impressed with the removal of the defense shield, and his willingness to engage in dialogue with enemies with whom the previous administration refused to converse. Did you get that? They were impressed that he was reducing weapons and talking with his enemies.
Oh, and there’s a giant warning here too. Humanity’s greatest failures have come whenever people have promised the fruits of the kingdom without the reign of the True King. History has shown that there’s only One who will be able to bring this about. Like or don’t like O’s strategy. But don’t confuse it for the kingdom – to do so would be disastrous.