Broken People. Big God. [Week 10]
Miriam – Exodus 15:20-21
While Moses gets most of the spotlight in Exodus, you could make the case that Moses’ rise to leadership and the grand rescue of the Israelites from Egyptian slavery wouldn’t have even happened if it weren’t for Miriam.
We learn in Exodus that Miriam is the sister of Moses and Aaron. She shows up early in the Exodus story as God uses Miriam to help rescue Moses as a baby in the Nile river. Later she would experience her own rescue, along with Moses and the Israelites in the parting of the Red Sea.
And while Miriam had a front row seat to both of these miraculous rescues, she also experienced 80 years of waiting in between the two. Imagine what that would have been like. I wonder how many times she wrestled, wondered, and even wavered amidst the waiting. And yet, we find Miriam still walking with God and His people all these years later. In fact, we find her in Exodus 15 leading her people to worship God for who He is and what He’s done. Instead of a hardened heart, we find a worshipful heart.
As we look at the story of Miriam, there is so much to learn around rescue and response, waiting and worship. Join us Sunday as we dive into her story!
Tim Birdwell, Lead Pastor