I waited patiently for the LORD;
he turned to me and heard my cry.
He lifted me out of the slimy pit,
out of the mud and mire;
he set my feet on a rock
and gave me a firm place to stand.
He put a new song in my mouth,
a hymn of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear the LORD
and put their trust in him.
Blessed is the one
who trusts in the LORD,
who does not look to the proud,
to those who turn aside to false gods.[b]
Many, LORD my God,
are the wonders you have done,
the things you planned for us.
None can compare with you;
were I to speak and tell of your deeds,
they would be too many to declare.
Psalm 40:1-5 NIV
It was truly impressive to watch on TV how Oprah Winfrey, that little abused girl from Mississippi who became the richest and most influential woman in the world, gave in the final episode of her famed talk show all glory to God.
Oprah's all records breaking 25 years running show is about people. Her honest, natural, truthful and hard working way revolutionized American way and brought real people with real problems to tell about real life. Her style exemplifies the Biblical expression phos to alethinon and what it really means - the light of truth upon all people.
Oprah shared many wise teachings she has learned during those years and not less than 32.000 interviews about our lives and existence. The key expression Being validated is a wonderful and practical way of putting our deepest desire into a nutshell. In the deepest sense there is the need to be be validated by God.
However, the validation by God happens only in Jesus Christ. It would have been nice to hear the beloved name of the only Son of God in the finale. But the name Jesus was not mentioned as it apparently is not the habit in the public TV of the United States of America. The holy name of Jesus is rather exclusive and thus reserved to explicitly Christian TV programs.
It is quite extraordinary that such a TV star publicly God from all her heart and really most fitting way to give glory of her success where it really belongs!
Thank you Oprah!
Thank you Jesus Christ!