But when I left She Speaks with my homespun proposal in hand, it felt like it.
“Sing to the Lord, for he is highly exalted.The horse and rider he has thrown into the sea!” Exodus 15:20-21
But then it seems that jealousy and pride crept into Miriam’s heart. She began to talk with Aaron about Moses and his wife. “Hasn’t God also spoken through us?”
“When a prophet of the Lord is among you, I reveal myself to him in visions. I speak to him visions. I speak to him in dreams. But, this isn’t true of my servant Moses … With him I speak face to face … he sees the form of the Lord. Why then were you not afraid to speak against my servant, Moses.”
When the cloud lifts, Miriam is standing there, white with leprosy.
Aaron turns to his sister and he is horrified. He turns back to Moses, “Moses, don’t hold our sin against us! Don’t leave her this way!”
Moses cries out to God, “Please heal her!”
And God answers Moses. “For seven days she’s outside the camp. After that she can come back in.” Numbers 12:1-12
“I brought you up out Egypt and redeemed you from the land of slavery.I sent Moses to lead you, also Aaron and Miriam.” Micah 6:4
Come back on Monday and I’ll share with you steps to help you move out of failure and disappointment and shame.