Which came first?

A number of years ago I heard George Cowan tell a story of two Wycliffe missionaries serving in Mexico in the early years of the modern Bible translation movement. It was a story of God’s faithfulness to his mission and to these women. It was a story in which Edith prayed, asking God to provide an egg for Iris. I’ve retold it a number if times, and God continues to form my faith through it. Recently, I have heard a message from him that admonishes me to let go of my expectations and lean into a way of extravagant anticipation and steadfast faith.