After suffering four brain injuries in one year and enduring excruciating pain and memory loss, Emily Farmer felt God’s grace as she shared her talents. “We are never abandoned,” she exclaimed. “God is there for us.”

“Every day was so hard,” she said, describing the brain fog and agony after the fourth brain injury, caused by a car accident. She questioned, If God loved her, why would He let these injuries happen? “I felt like my life was done.”

One day while jogging, she heard a distinct voice tell her to stop and play the piano in a care center. A gifted musician, Emily thought she’d return another day when she wasn’t so sweaty. The voice was more demanding the second time, so she entered.

In the course of performing a makeshift concert, she met a man “with a little pep to his step” who would turn 100 years old in six months. She promised to return every week until his birthday.

“It was so hard every day just to get out of bed, but I … had made a promise to this man,” she said. “I have to keep him alive until he is 100 years old.” Her weekly visits soon turned into daily shows.

This new friend taught her to move forward in life despite challenges. “If you have a pulse, you have a purpose,” he said.

Gradually, Emily said, through interactions with others, she began to feel God’s grace. Hope grew. “God puts people in our path … at the most random times,” she continued. “If there’s anything I’ve learned in my life, it’s that we are never abandoned. … God is there for us.”


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