Miriam had her baby and decided to keep her. For a time she lived in a home for women who were single mothers as her family refused to see her or her baby. She lived with extreme insecurity. How might Hagar’s story speak to Miriam? Like Hagar, Miriam did not have the resources to survive on her own. She eventually had to return to her family and suffer their abuses. When we met her, we helped her start a small business keeping hens and selling the eggs. Miriam was a good businesswoman and the business thrived. She is now supporting her family through that work. God’s presence was not in her liberation but with her in the place of her suffering.