This quote is a favorite of mine because it is Moses telling Joshua " You understand much already, Joshua. It is hard to wait on the Lord, for He sees far beyond what we can see. Excellent advice my friends! God's timing is not ours. His ways can be hard to understand. " Yes, God's ways are hard to understand but the way Smith writes this story makes it a lot easier to. Miriam's point of view from the story of Moses was wonderful! It's like Moses's story has taken on a whole new and fresh look at this beloved story of our Biblical hero. Moses was wise beyond his years and I liked how he really listened to God in his later years. Sometimes we just have to grow up and grow with God in those years. I enjoyed Miriam's story because it offers hope through the book and wisdom too. My favorite thing of this book was learning about Miriam's life and I was tickled pink to learn that she had a family of her own. I loved her integrity and I think that we can all relate to Miriam at one time or another. Most especially in her feelings. I loved that she was flawed. Lessons as well. It's the lessons I liked the most. Lessons on the patience of God's love and how far and how much He can taken of our sins. God is merciful and mighty. His Love is greater. God knows when we are ready to listen. He has plans for us that we could never begin to imagine. Smith did an excellent job with Miriam. I finished the book in one day. I love Smith's books and this one is my favorite. This book has earned a place on my list for my favorite 2021 reading list. 5 stars for this favorite story! I highly recommend! My thanks for a copy of this book. I was NOT required to write a positive review and all opinions are my own.