Be Still by Greg Olsen


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“Be Still” © Greg Olsen | Christian Art by Greg Olsen

No matter what’s going on around us, we always have the ability to turn within and be still. It is in stillness that we come to know God…and ourselves!

“During the creation of this piece I found myself at times standing before my easel mirroring the painting’s depicted pose. I stand back to view my progress and then as if by the power of a welcome suggestion, I drop my arms and turn my palms gently upward. As my head tips back I lift my gaze heavenward softly closing my eyes as I imagine the sun shining on my face. I feel this familiar warmth and instinctively take a long, deep breath slowly exhaling as I bask in a quiet, peaceful moment. All thought evaporates as I stand in the stillness. For a few moments the outer world fades away as I step into what feels like a kingdom of Heaven “within”, the kingdom of Heaven which Jesus speaks of.”

by Greg Olsen