no matter what you may be going through, Jesus will always see you through.
As we were driving the 25 miles to Church last Sunday morning, it was a beautiful day. The skies were clear and it was already hot, but the air conditioner took care of that. The radio was tuned to our favorite Christian station. Susan dozed beside me as her sisters chatted in the back seat. We would soon see our family and friends in Church. It all seemed so perfect, but I was distracted and irritated. Why was that? Was I sick or was there some terrible problem? No. We were running late!
Susan had taken longer to get ready that morning, so we left the house later than planned. As we drove through our neighborhood, the radio reception was briefly interrupted and I wondered if that would happen every Sunday. When we stopped to pickup Susan’s sister, she took a while to come out.
I was trying to make up for our slow start, but we were delayed by several red lights on the way. Those lights had always been a sore point for me, so that ran through my mind. Along with everything else, we got behind slow-poke drivers and it added to my irritation. I was embarrassed to get to Church 10 minutes late and so I didn’t complain when we sat closer to the back.
I suddenly realized I had let those minor irritants interfere with what should have been an enjoyable drive. I wanted to get to Church on time, but we had worked overseas for years so we could return home and be with our family. We missed listening to Christian music on the radio, attending our Church and being with our family. Even Susan’s sisters attending Church was an answer to prayer. How could I let irritations interfere with dreams that were coming true?
That is like people who work really hard trying to make a living, but let it interfere with them receiving eternal life. Their pursuit of wealth and power interferes with them becoming joint-heirs with the Son of God. Minor irritants keep them out of Church and away from God, and can lead to everlasting misery! Jesus said “Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” (Mat 11:29-30). Don’t let irritation interfere with your dreams and what God has for you.
Wayne Lance (2016)
A leap Of Faith Never Fails!
reminds me of my kids. four two and an Angel who would have been six this year and a baby girl due in april.
Did just that yesterday and today.
So cool. I LOVE now you touch our HEART with your paintings. Every morning when I get up I look at the picture I have of yours, with a smile on my face. Thank you, Greg for being there for us.
In this picture Jesus must have been in the dessert for 40 days, I believe he must have known his earthly mission was coming to it's close.
JESUS, KING OF THE UNIVERSE, LORD OVER ALL, I TRUST IN YOU!
It’s a Mess -
We moved into our house in Texas right after I retired. The house was 20+ years old and had been rented out for the last seven years. It would need a lot of work to make it our home. A contractor was highly recommended by our family, so we quickly agreed to let him do the work on our place. We were living in the house, but our stuff wouldn’t arrive for a month. That made it much easier for the contractor to do his work, and he was eager to get started.
The contractor called and said he wanted to begin a day earlier than he had planned. Susan and I scrambled to get ourselves and the house ready for the workmen to begin. We confined ourselves to a small part of the house and figured they could work on the other parts. It didn’t quite work out like that. Since all the floor covering was being replaced, we felt like we were on the run to get out of their way. The workers were very polite, but couldn’t understand why Susan didn’t want them messing with her stuff.
Demolition was the first task, so most of the house looked like a war zone. They ripped up carpet and chipped tile out as fast as they could. The master bath soon became a pile of rubble. By the end of the first day our neat and orderly house was a mess and we were moved to another area. Painters came and tried to begin painting in our new refuge and Susan said no. She needed her space, even if it delayed their progress. The contractor saw the fire in her eyes and adjusted his plan.
Though we are going through hardship right now, we look forward to living in a home of our dreams. The rubble and mess will be replaced by quality material, installed by skilled craftsmen. It will be a comfortable place for us to spend the rest of our lives.
This process of change is what we must go through as Christians. We have to tear out the old and make room for the new. We have to, "be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God." (Rom 12:2 KJV). This is an ongoing process as our mind becomes worn and polluted by the world. We may have to put up with “the mess” as the Holy Spirit tears out the old and replaces it with the new, but GOD said, “If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you” (John 15:7 NKJV). Supernatural help now and eternal life later, what a great deal!
Wayne Lance (2016)
YES, HE CERTAINLY IS !!! HE IS DEFINITELY MY FORTRESS AND WHO I RUN TO !!!
I love Jesus for he is my friend thanks you for everything Amen thanks you Dear God love you.
YES THE LORD IS THE WALL OF THE LORD IS ALWAYS PEOTECTING THIS SINNER! AMEN! LOVE, HONOR, GLORY, PRAISE TO JESUSA CHRIST! AMEN!
HE ABSOLUTELY IS A MIGHTY FORTRESS! AND YOU CAPTURED IT, MR. OLSEN, BEAUTIFULLY!
What a wonderful story and true about God
Jesus on the main line and Thank you Jesus go being there for me.I want to always hold my hand and direct me I'm the right way
Dear Lord, please help my son get well soon!!!!!!!! Amen
I AM THE TALL LORD'S ROCK ALRIGHT!!!
Yes for he is my brother Jesus.AMEM.
Amen! Following me and my daughter 's hearts with Jesus always! ❤️🙏🏽👍🏾💜✝️💗🙋🏾
Jesus is King of Kings Lord of lords I love you Jesus thank you so much for saving my soul
Amen Thankyou Jesus
Yes I love you Jesus Christ Thank you for loving me Amen
I love Jesus for he is my friend thank you for everything. Amen
THIS THIS is the one I need to buy for my stairway...
Amen the name of the Lord is a strong tower
Love this painting and the words that go with it.
Thank you Greg Olsen just out of hospital needed this. Dee
This is one of my favorites!!!! I love to see Jesus laughing!!!
Greg, I've seen so many of these beautiful pictures... Ate they paintings of yours? I don't know why, but this one's exceptional!!!!! I would like to indeed commemorate you on what a really fine job you've been doing... Amen..
Choose to let the joy of the Lord completely saturate you.
We never think that the Son of God would laugh like that.....be I LOVE seeing this!
I've had this picture on my phone as a screen saver for so long. I love it.
I admit, I’m struggling to feel His joy. I long for it! Father, please help me to trust you in all things and restore my joy as I do.
Yes thank you God for everything in Jesus great loving awesome sweet beautiful wonderful name praise you dear good lord Jesus Christ bless his holy sweet name Jesus Amen Amen
SPREAD JOY WHERE EVER YOU GO!
I Love smiles on people when they here a good message. It gives my heart Joy, too.🤗
Sarap ng Buhay -
We are finally back home in Texas! Thank GOD we made it to retirement and look forward to our “Sarap ng Buhay (zest of life)” with our family friends and loved ones.
I realize this is a blessing many people never get, but it isn’t the way I had imagined it would be. After a long flight from Beijing, our family met us at the airport. We went to our favorite Chinese-American restaurant for dinner. I tried a little of my limited Chinese vocabulary on the waitress, but discovered she was Korean. When we finally made it to bed, I was only able to sleep for four hours.
During this first week, I have been busier than when I was working full-time. I have to complete the thousand and one things it takes to “live” here and I am still trying to work out some issues with my retirement pay. Our airfreight was delayed, so we haven’t gotten the things, we were assured would arrive shortly after we did. To further complicate matters, we are trying to fix up our house before our stuff arrives from storage and Beijing. I will have to learn some patience, because it seems nobody is in a hurry to help us “retirees” settled in.
Most of what we are doing is only preparation for our new life. Yes, these things and benefits are important, but they are not our “buhay (life).” We find our life in the Lord because “God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16 NIV). Because of GOD’s love, we believe in Jesus and accepted Him as our Savior. Our life is found in knowing and doing His will. That is our “Sarap ng Buhay.”
Wayne Lance (2016)
Thanks Rollie Erickson for this jigsaw puzzle. I love it!
AMEN THANK YOU FARTHER PLEASE FORGIVE FOR MY SIN I'M FOREVER GREATFUL
Anothe favorite of JESUS having fun and laughing with possibly one of his apostles. As always, Beautiful work, Mr. Olsen
THANK YOU FOR PUTTING YOUR WORD OF FULLNESS OF OY INTO MY HEART! AMEN! LOVING, HONOR, HGLORY, PRAISE TO OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST THE LORD OF LORDS! AMEN!
JESUS, The Light Of My Life!
LOVE LOVE LOVE this painting. It makes me so happy!!! I want to think that the Savior laughed often!!!
I really love this picture. It makes me happy. Thank you for your beautiful art😀
Amen , beautiful picture
I had love this picture
Amen in us the lord is joy happiness glory a grace
I like to think of Jesus as very accessible and kind.
I LOVE YOU HEAVENLY FATHER. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNCONDITIONAL LOVE.
If only He were here to put His arm around me like that!
I wish I could sit with God like this and feel his presents . I had that once and would like to feel it again.
Beautiful we come to jesus as little children.
Please don't forget my son, Luther with his anguish, deficits & his disabilities... My heart is agonizing in distress concerning his issues. Please forgive us, dear God. Praying in Your loving name. AMEN!
I pray the two babies we lost are in His loving arms. Thank you Jesus.
I love the talent that you have. You remind us that we are not alone and how much we are loved. Have you ever done one of an. American soldier who is called upon to battle for us and is worn and our Savior is there.
SOMETIMES I THANK I'AM FORGOTTEN,THEN I REALIZE THE LORD IS BESIDE ME! AMEN! LOVE, GLORY, HONOR, PRAISE, TO JESUSE CHRIST! AMEN!
This one of JESUS and the sweet little boy looking up at him, steals my heart. This picture, especially, steals my heart. So much love between the two of them! ❤
Thank you Jesus Christ for loving me Amen
I need his arms also. When he walks with us there are 2 sets of footprints in the sand but when we need his help there is only one set of footprints because he is carrying us.
I love this picture of Christ.
I hope my son is sitting with Jesus Christ just like that..
JESUS, The Fountain Of All Holiness, Love, And Mercy! Blessed Is YOUR HOLY NAME!
Thank You God For All My Blessings. Amen
Absolutely gorgeous picture of Jesus and child.
Thank you God for our precious Lord and Savior in Jesus' mighty name AMEN!!!
MY TALL LORD LOVES HIS MOMMIE CHILD ALRIGHT!!!
Thank You Lord. Please help me to NEVER let go of Your hand.
Thank you Lord, I wish that my granddaughter is not making a fake story again. Help her change her life for better. Please guide and protect her, give her the right wisdom, Amen
Almost Finished -
The movers packed up our possessions. Fifteen years of living overseas went into six shipping crates that we won’t see for more than a month. They even took away our car. Everything will be loaded on a ship bound for Texas. The apartment seems so empty now, with only the “furnished” items remaining and what we will take in our suitcases.
We left many things behind, because we won’t need them in Texas. We gave away most of our winter and my work clothes to the Chinese people who take care of our building. Susan gave things to her friends that we have been hanging on to “just in case” we needed them.
I have been filling out paperwork for a year in preparation to leave Beijing. It is much more complicated this time, because I am retiring. I need to make sure I will receive my retirement pay and benefits. This will be our first time to live in the U.S. since I joined the Foreign Service, so it is a bit different than the other six times we moved.
Besides all the things we have to do, we are saying our goodbyes to our friends and coworkers. We will lose contact with most of them after we retire, and they move on to new assignments. We won’t see many of them after we leave Beijing.
That is something like our lives. We are almost finished. Our brief life will soon be over. We will leave material things behind, because we won’t need them in Heaven. We can only take the love of GOD, and the lives we pointed to Him.
Preparation for our final move began from the foundations of the World and came at a great cost. Before we even knew or loved Him, “God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16 NIV). We won’t have to fill out paperwork or go through complicated procedures. We just need to accept the precious gift Jesus paid for our sins.
We won’t have to make sure we get our pay and benefits. “I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed unto Him against that day” (2 Tim 1:12 KJV). Make sure you are ready for that final move and don’t forget to tell others to get ready, because we are almost finished.
Wayne Lance (2016)
God I'm thankful for the many blessing,because I have the love of you walking with me,and God, I'm going praise your son Jesus as I'm walking
Amen lord just want to thank u for being in my life and giving me your love god i love u jesus amen
AMEN..AMEN..THANK YOU MY GOD FOR ALL THE BLESSINGS YOU HAVE GIVING TO ME..MY FAMILY.. FRIENDS AND ALL THY CHILDREN..IN JESUS PRECIOUS NAME..AMEN.. AMEN
In 3rd Nephi 17 versus 21 thru 25 it says
And when he had said these words,he wept, and the multitude bare record of it, and he took the little children one by one and blessed them, and prayed unto the father for them.
22) And when he had done this he wept again.
23) And he spake unto the multitude, and said unto them, behold your little ones.
24)And as they looked to behold they cast their eyes towards heaven and they saw the heavens open, and they saw angels descending out of heaven as if it were in the midst of fire, and they came down and encirled those little ones about,and they were encirled those little ones about and they were encirled about with fire
Omg... How do you become like little children??? What does that even mean ... Were here to grow old.. Not turn back time... I dont get it
Come unto Me, as little children, in humble humility, and truthfulness, and I will answer you .. When Christ returns, ever head will bow, and ever knee will bend .. You should love God, with all your heart, mind and soul .. Jesus Christ said, that we should obey every word, that proceeds out of the mouth, of the Lord thy .. Total submission unto God’s will .. When you ask Christ to forgive you of your sins, and to come into your life ,and take control of it: This has to be done, in humble humility, and truthfulness, as s little child .. Amen
I have this print hanging in my house because years ago, my young son thought it was him in the picture with Jesus. It's so comforting everytime I look at it.
Jesus is saying that we have to be humble like a little child that means that we have to turn from our iniquitys we have to turn from evil and do good
Blessed Are The Clean Of Heart, For They Will See GOD.
Always hold your hand my dearest brother Jesus .Amen
Yes this is so beautiful Love it Amen
One of my favorites, Mr. Olsen! It's beautiful and has a special place in my heart.
You are a Mother-
I know you have gone through a lot and you have a whole list of reasons why things turned out the way they did, but all of that is behind you now. No reasons, no explanations, and no more excuses. You are a Mother!
You’ve been thrust into the Super Hero category and have special powers to help you overcome anything! (If only that were true!) The only special power you have is prayer and your love for that child. You are responsible for that precious life coming into this world. He (she) will only have a good life if you do a lot better than you have done so far. Excuses won’t feed that baby when he is hungry, or sit up all night with him when he is sick. If you don’t work hard enough, he won’t get the things he really needs in life, like a work ethic and self respect.
If you both survive the baby years, it will be easier, right? No. You will be the parent that “don’t know nothing” and “never lets me do anything.” You will get answers like “whatever” and “you can’t make me.” In the midst of those battles, you will have to “Train up a child in the way he should go" (Prov 22:6) in a world that is pulling him in the other direction. If you fail at this job, he is more likely to spend eternity in Hell.
Well everything should all better after he has grown up, right? You already know the answer to that one. When he pulls away you won’t stop loving him, but he has everything you and GOD put in his heart. If you trained him up right, he will know how to get back home. If you don’t see the reward for all your hard work in this life, it will be worth it all when you see him in Heaven and he says, “Thanks Mom!”
Amen, see the beauty in God's land, people, and his non judgemental ways. That we can feel his beauty through the love of a child.
I LOVE AND MISS MY PEACHIE JOY VERY MUCH!
AMEN. I TAKE YOUR HAND MY LORD AND SAVIOR SO YOU MAY GUIDE ME IN THE WAY I SHOULD GO. THANK YOU FOR YOUR GUIDING LIGHT. AMEN.
Become meek, humble, sweet, non judgmental, etc....thats what a little child is like.
LORD I HAVE TURNED AND BECOME YOUR CHILD AND YOU HAVE BECOME MY FATHER! AMEN! LOVE, HONOR, GLORY, PRAISE TO THE LORD JESUS CHRIST! AMEN!
Become as children means depend on your heavenly Father for everything. He said ask and it will be given unto you.
In Jesus name we pray praise Yahweh glory to God our King of all kings bless Abba Father our Lord and Savior in God we trust God is faithful God is listening in Jesus name amen and amen and amen and amen
I'm in LOVE with this! I must have it to hang on my wall!!!
I have tried to access your site to order/look at pictures but the pictures never appear! I can see slivers behind but can't make out what they are because of blanks at the front of them! I purchased some of your artwork while I was in Utah at the Deseret bookstore but I am making a collage of Christ with children and need some 5x7 prints!
Disappointed in not being able to have access!
By the way I have this picture and am looking for another horizontal print with Christ with a small black girl !
I totally love this one.
The innocence & love of children teach us much ! Worldly things are of sin !!
I absolutely love the beauty and serenity of this painting.