I’ve fallen in love with Moses through our last few studies of him in Exodus, Leviticus and now Numbers. This meek man, who walked more intimately with God than any other on the earth, led a group of complainers through the desert. Time and time again – he stood between God and his people – the Israelites – and begged God for mercy on His own people. God heard his cries and saved them.
And then we come to Numbers chapter 20. I see the pain and strain that Moses has endured after nearly 40 years of wandering in the desert.
At the start of this chapter, his sister Miriam dies. Miriam had watched him be placed in a basket as a baby and followed the basket down the river, all the way into the arms of Pharaoh’s daughter. Miriam had the courage to speak up and ask if she could find a Hebrew nurse for her baby brother Moses! Sweet Miriam was a good big sister (despite her mess up in Numbers 12. ) She was always at his side as they courageously crossed the Red Sea and crossed the desert.
Now, Moses has lost his big sister
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