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1 Chronicles 6:3a “The children of Amram were Aaron, Moses and Miriam.”

NO SUCH THING

 If you read through 1 Chronicles 6, it is a long list of the sons of Levi.  It lists and lists and lists all the sons, grandsons, great grandsons and so on.  The list literally goes on and on.  But…there is only ONE daughter listed – Miriam, the sister of Moses.

Why do you think she is the only girl listed?  She was certainly not the only daughter in that long line of children.  Miriam was special because of a number of things. She was the one who put Moses in the river as a baby.  She was the one who spoke to Pharaoh’s daughter and got her mother as the wet nurse. She was the one who held up the nation of Israel for several days when she was struck with leprosy for making fun of Moses’ Cushite wife.

TEACHING MOMENT

 This verse is an important one to show your daughters.  In a world dominated by men, Miriam stood out and was remembered. Your daughters can stand out too. They can be remembered for standing for God.  They can be known as a virtuous women who love Jesus.  They can be known as a great daughter, sister, mother or grandmother.

I am not ignoring what they can do outside the home.  But that all starts inside the home.  Whatever they grow up to be, it won’t matter unless they are known for how they live with family.  Teach your daughter to be holy, pure and modest.  Teach them to love others as Christ would.  That’s much more important than being remembered for their career successes.

Moms, this verse is for you today.  How do you want to be remembered?  When you come to the end of your days, how do you want your family to remember you? Make those memories now.  Be the mom, sister, daughter and grandmother they will hold dear in their hearts long after you are gone.

Lord, thank You for my mother. Thank You for the memories she gave me. Thank You for her loving heart and selfless attitude toward her children.

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