2. Miriam – Prophetess and Sister

Miriam – Prophetess and Sister

Miriam, the prophetess and sister of Moses and Aaron, is celebrating the liberation of her people from their Egyptian oppressors: Sing to the Lord, for He has triumphed gloriously” (Exodus 15:21). The other women join in by dancing around her, thus expressing their solidarity and love towards each other and the community.

Water is of course a predominant element in this theme; it is also meant to remind us of the physical hardship facing the women in India as the often have to walk many miles for a pot of water.

The example of Miriam should challenge her sisters today to fully use their abilities and realise their potential.

Bible references: Exodus 15, Numbers 12 and Numbers 20

From the Leigh Russell Memorial Panel