President Obama Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

I though it was a joke when I heard about it this morning. President Obama to receive the Nobel Peace Prize "for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples." He has only been in office for 8 months. I was just dumbfounded.

If Wikipedia is correct on the rule of nomination for the prize then Obama had to be either nominated before he was sworn in as President or someone on the committee was enthralled with him. I saw one article that suggested that he was chosen as a way to challenge him to be a peace maker. I hope you will join in prayer that he truly will be an instrument of God for peace.