Miriam was the older sister to Moses. Remember, Moses was famous for several things. As a baby, his mom put him in a basket and set him down a river to save his life. Pharaoh’s daughter found him and raised him in a palace. Then, God chose Moses to lead the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt. Well, Miriam was involved in a lot of those stories. It’s likely that she was the one that watched over baby Moses as he floated down the river. And, she helped Moses lead the people out of Egypt. Miriam was like all of us. She had some great qualities but she also had some bad qualities. She was loving and protective of her baby brother. And, she was a leader. In fact, she wrote a beautiful song that the women would sing to say thanks to God for rescuing them. But, Miriam had a problem with complaining. She complained about Moses’ leadership and even the woman he married. She was probably jealous that Moses was in charge and she wasn’t. God didn’t like her complaining and he doesn’t like our complaining either. But, despite Miriam’s problems, God still used her and he can use us, even when we have bad days.