Why does God in his inscrutable wisdom decide Obama should be decided by Trump? That is why he always asks us to respond with faith and not insight. Obama just did that earlier today in his farewell speech as the 44th president of the United States.
Those who hate him, they do so because metaphorically this man had chosen to "heal on the Sabbath". They have their pet moral and social issues which is elevated beyond loving God with all your heart, mind and soul; loving your neighbor as you love yourself. These sort of hypocritical professing Christians are a threat to America's democracy which America's enemies have tapped into with shocking effectiveness. From this lens, Russia and Daesh are enemies but surprisingly China is not. The Chinese will not be your enemy unless you make them yours. Fear and suspicion will make enemies out of the US and China but trying the hardest to understand and accommodate each other will usher in the brightest ever future for humanity. On that Trump cannot but be starting off on the worst possible foot. Having answered the prayers of the Christian to make Trump president, may God the producer of Joseph stories now help us.
Update: 4:20 pm
This is the story as carried by our ST
and there were a fair number of Obama's detractors (their right of choice) and some like this some pastor put in as his comment.
If it weren't ST but some US media, there would be lots more vitriol and hate toward Obama and liberals.
And now to inject some realism as a counterbalance to some idealistic writing about the US-China relationship in the main post, the outgoing US trade representative in a written statement as reported by NYT.
Suspicion and fear is the default. To ask for and build trust you need to really dare to hope and have faith. "Yes, we can" is the hardest thing in the world.
Suck it up Christians, just as Obama was God's gift to you which you never asked for, Trump is his gift to you too after much prayer (sic). Not many people will understand where I am coming from but I am blogging for myself.