When I look over my garden and see this only-one-of-its-kind plant thriving, I'm reminded that it's possible to grow and be fruitful against the odds--like the many bible characters who faced adversity alone. Yet, with God on their side they fulfilled a purpose. People like Noah, Esther, Job, Daniel, Jeremiah, John the Baptist and Paul. Even today, at home and in other parts of the world, there are Christians who stand alone in their faith despite their family's unbelief or their unfavorable environment.
I'm thankful for family and friends who share my faith and trust in God. But should I ever find myself alone, I pray I'll be like my backyard corn plant and prosper against the odds.
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. Matthew 5:16