Miriam is about freedom.
We all seek it. We all desire it. The entire idea of freedom
separates us from the animals, the uncivilized. Right? Yet how do we define
freedom? Do we believe, as our culture teaches, that it is doing what we want
when we want? Is freedom escaping confines and norms and indulging self—crossing
the line, pushing the envelope? Or does that make us more like the animals and
the uncivilized than we are willing to admit?
Miriam’s story cuts right to the heart of what real freedom
can offer a person. We see in her own life how freedom is in choosing to follow
God—completely and without reserve—and then we find that we desire that freedom
for ourselves. That, we see, is the freedom that finally satisfies and