April 21, 2008

...Take My Hand...

here's one of my dad's newest paintings, and yes, zac is the little boy in it. he's pretty excited about the idea of being painted with Jesus...i guess as a child, that's probably a pretty cool thing if you stop and think about it. however...zac keeps saying, "that's not Jesus, that's mike...dressed up as Jesus. it's 'posed to be Jesus, but it's mike!"


Take my hand and follow me,
There are things ahead for you to see.
Little wonders are all around,
And tender mercies to be found.
We’ll take our time, no need to run,
Breathe deep the air and feel the sun.
The grass is soft beneath our feet,
Sounds are soothing, the air is sweet.
Sometimes we’ll stop and just be still,
Our hearts will tell us God is real!
Small graces along our path appear,
They let us know that Heaven’s near.
So take my hand anew each day,
The walk is lovely and I know the way.
-Greg K Olsen-

20 comments:

Britnee said...

Amazing! Your dad never ceases to amaze me! Super talented & just an all around great person! Love it. Oh-& lucky Zach!

Skidmore Family said...

That is such a cute story about Zac; not to mention an amazing painting. Your dad really is so talented.

Um, on a totally different note I need to come check out your house and if it's okay to drop off a package for you to take to Provo....

Shelley said...

That is so neat to be in such a beautiful painting. Zac is sure a lucky boy to have such a talented Grandpa!!!!

Just Us said...

It's beautiful! Zac seems like such a sweet little man!

The Cummard Family said...

I love it. maybe you could make the painting be the prize for the thing i won ;)

Debbie said...

I'm SOOOOOO excited to see this beautiful painting! Zac is one cute little boy!!! I think we'll have to wallpaper our wall with this new painting! EVERYONE IN AMERICA NEEDS THIS PAINTING!

Denise said...

Love it! Your dad is amazing. Zac deserves to be in the painting....he's too cute!

Angie said...

I love this painting. How fun for Zac. Bill showed us some really neat things in the Let Him In painting. We now have one hanging in our living room.

RaeAnn and Paul said...

I LOVE it Lynds! Your dad is so talented. I still love to see the picture of you and Brooke as angels.

J&JLanier said...

What a beautiful painting! Wish I could photoshop Dallin's face over Zac's :). That is so neat to have- I'm sure that will mean a lot to Zac for years to come.

Travis & Tanya said...

that painting is so wonderful. i love that zach is in it! i just saw it like a week ago on your dads website. what an amazing family you have!

Jess Perry said...

I love that picture. It is gorgeous! And how special for Zac!

Steph said...

Absoultely Love this picture - and with a little boy on the way I would love to buy it and hang it in his room! How sweet for Zac to know that it was him being painted! Your dad is such an unbelievable artist - each picture I see touches me in a different way and is so beautiful! I love his depictions of Christ and we got a beautiful picture last year at Costco when he was there signing them that hangs in our living room over the piano for all to see when they come in our house....such a beautiful picture and a great missionary tool! Love it!

Jeff and Kandis said...

How special is that! What a great treasure for Zac to have from his grandpa. I love it!

Lauren said...

Okay wait, your dad is Greg Olsen?!?!? That is so cool. I LOVE his paintings. I made my mom buy a big original oil painting, the one with the little girl and the butterfly, a few years ago. They are amazing. I love the tender emotions that they convey. That is so neat that Zac gets to be in one of the paintings.

Fuller Family said...

That is such an amazing picture. It is so neat that Zac is in the picture. Your Dad is so talented!

The Reichmans said...

That is so amazing-your dad is so talented. I think it is so neat that he used Zac!

Kenny & Melissa Hardy said...

wow, that is amazing!! i just love the picture and how neat to be able to see your son with the Savior.

Nicole said...

I LOVE it! That is just really awesome that Zac can have that picture always to cherish and even pass down to his future generations! Amazing!

Marley Girls said...

Oh I love that picture...I want it! Fun for Zach!