I thought Moses and his brother and sister were all grown up. You mean grownups make fun of each other too?
Okay, I’ll listen to the story.
Moses’ sister Miriam and his brother Aaron talked bad about Moses because he had married a Cushite woman.
Were they jealous of her? I bet they were.
I’m listening. Really.
God heard Miriam and Aaron talk bad about Moses and He said to them, “Come out to the Tent of Meeting, all three of you.”
Oh, oh. They’re in trouble now.
The Lord came down in a pillar of cloud and said to Aaron and Miriam that normally He reveals Himself to a prophet in visions and dreams. But Moses is faithful and He speaks to him face to face and clearly, rather than in riddles.
Oh. That wife thing was just an excuse, wasn’t it? I’d be jealous if God talked more to my brother too.
Then God asked Miriam and Aaron why they weren’t afraid to speak against His faithful servant Moses.
Oops. I guess they were told.
Yes, I’m still listening.
The Lord was mad at Miriam and Aaron and when He left the Tent Miriam was leprous. Aaron felt bad and asked Moses not to hold their sin against them.
So Moses cried out to the Lord and asked Him to heal Miriam.
I guess the Lord wanted to teach Miriam a lesson first because He told Moses to put her in time out outside the camp for seven days and then she could be brought back.
That’s a long time out.
So all the people stayed where they were while Miriam was in time out, and then they went to the Desert of Paran.
What do you mean, what lesson did I learn from that?
Well, those Israelites were all kind of in time out since they had to stay where they were while Miriam was in time out. So I guess if you want to get everyone in trouble with you, just talk bad about your brother.
Hey person, have you seen what Scratchy’s doing? He’s up to no good for sure.