In the book of Exodus from chapter 1 to chapter 5, we read the story of The Israelites as they were subjected to back-breaking servitude by Pharaoh, who claimed he didn’t know Joseph.
Despite this inhumane treatment, the Israelites kept multiplying. At that time, Pharaoh made a decree stating that every male child born to the Israelites be put to death. It happened that it was in this period that Moses was born, his mom couldn’t hide him after three months, so, she made a papyrus basket, put her child into it and dropped the basket among the reeds along the Nile river, at the same time, Moses’ sister Miriam followed his baby brother to know what will happen to him. She stood at a distance and watched.
When Pharaoh’s daughter went down to the Nile to bathe, she saw the baby and took him, and at the same time, Miriam rushed and requested if she can get a Hebrew woman to nurse the baby, a request which Pharaoh’s daughter acquiesced to, as we all know from the story, Moses grew up under Pharaoh to redeem the Israelites from the stern rulership of Pharaoh, What a miracle. That being said, thanks to Miriam, Moses was nursed by Moses’ own mother herself.
Miriam was so much attached to her little brother Moses that she couldn’t stay away from him, she loved him so much and was ready to go to any length to protect him.
This is what our childhood looks like with our siblings, but when we grow up, we tend to forget the good old days of our childhood when we use to be so much in love with one another as siblings.
When I see brothers or sisters hate each other or hold grudges against one another, I tell them to remember when they were growing up; I tell them to remember when they used to fight for each other, I tell them to remember when they used to share food and toys.
When I see couples quarrel, I remind them when they were meeting newly, I remind them when they were dating. I remind them the joy and bliss they used to enjoy together.
If we can remember how we loved our siblings or spouses at the very beginning, we can see reasons to stop the hate and love each other again.
Always remember the past, and you will see reasons to reconcile for the future.