The name Oprah means ‘a fawn’. A fawn is young deer, specifically one still unweaned. Also a fawn, a baby deer, is usually a symbol of meekness, kindness, and gentleness. To some Oprah may appear to be shy and unsophisticated. This is how the Lord would have her to be, gentle in nature, enduring injury or insult with patience and without resentment. After she has given her heart to the Lord and allowed Him to change her outlook on life as well as her heart, Oprah finds her opinions and feelings are indeed changing more and more like the Lord’s.
Oprah does not allow anyone or anything to change her or corrupt her beliefs or convictions. She is extremely submissive, but usually only to the Lord. She wants and foes strive to be able to get along with everybody,that is, if she can. Not one to be bitter or resentful, Oprah strives to be at peace with every body. She doesn’t start disagreements and does not want to be involved with them, either. But she isn’t willing to back down and be a Patsy either.
Meekness may be seen by some as being weak, but in truth, meekness is really great strength kept under control. Jesus was meek and mild. But He did all right. With Oprah the old saying, “You can’t judge a book by its cover” holds true. Give her an inch and she will take a mile. In other words, give Oprah half a chance and she will show you of what the Lord has made her, pure strength. A gentle friend who is a strong right arm should you need it.
Titus 3:2 To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men.