His sister stood from afar, to know what would become of him. (Exodus 2:4)
Miriam is a young girl who stands amidst the reeds that embrace the river’s bank, still and quiet, watching from afar, making sure her brother Moses would survive. She is the guardian of the promise, of all her people have yearned for, and she will not allow that promise to leave her sight.
Miriam means bitter, for it is a bitterness that drives her, all the bitterness born of her people’s harsh lot of slavery under Pharoah. It is her powerful vision, one that will transform the bitter to sweet, the darkness of exile to the great light of freedom. In her merit, we were redeemed from slavery. And in the merit of women of faith today, the entire world will be redeemed of its darkness.
For greater incite into Miriam as a prophetess read Anthology of the Prophets.