Re: Grant Soles 7/19/1955 - 1/4/2005
- Indeed, thank you very much for sharing about your father. I am
further grateful for the glimpse, through Pastor Price and this
forum, of God's Grace in the saint's life and the blessing that he
was to others especially his family. I pray that God be with you at
this time and for His gracious comfort and solace toward your family.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, whiskyfoxypoptart
> Hi everyone,
> My dad was taken home to be with his Saviour this past Tuesday
> morning. He died of malignant Pleural Mesothelioma, which one of
> the most deadly forms of cancer. He was a testimony of God's
> to all of us right until the very end. I wanted to share someto
> things with you in the hopes that you too will be blessed and give
> praise to the Lord for the work that he wrought in Dad's life.
> Love in Christ,
> Amanda Price
> Written by Pastor Greg Price, January 4, 2005
> Dear Ones,
> The Lord heard our prayers today and healed our dear brother, Grant
> Soles, of his cancer once and for all. The Lord took Grant home
> with Himself in the glories of heaven at 11 a.m. (PST) January 4,
> the year of our Lord 2005.those
> We rejoice with Grant that he has been enrolled in heaven among
> who are members of the Church Triumphant. Grant has ceased fromall
> his labor, pain, misery, tribulation, and affliction. He has fullycan
> entered into the joy and rest of the Lord. No sin or temptation
> touch him any longer. He is now beholding the face of His Savior.(Psalm
> "Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints"
> Cathie will feel the loss of her beloved husband to whom she was
> married for 29 years. Belinda, Amanda, Tammy, Doralynne, and Jody
> will feel the loss of their dear father. We will all feel the
> a faithful brother in Christ. May our sense of loss make the face
> Christ and the glory of heaven all the more precious to us as welook
> forward to our heavenly home.weep"
> Let us particularly remember in prayer Cathie and the girls at this
> time. "Rejoice with them that rejoice, and weep with them that
> (Romans 12:15). I'm sure that your letters of encouragement, love,respective
> and comfort would be much appreciated at this time. Their
> email addresses are listed below.be
> Cathie Soles <dsranch@y...>.
> Belinda Carrico <carricos@t...>.
> Amanda Price <iamaprice@h...>.
> Tammy Anderson <okidokismokijo@y...>.
> Doralynne Dohms <ddohms@w...>.
> Jody Soles <tellurianiam@y...>.
> Details as to the day and time of Grant's burial have not yet been
> determined. When these details become more clear, they will also
> passed along to all of you.Rutherford
> Grant's race here upon earth is finished. Ours continues. Let us
> the race that is laid up before us with patience and perseverance
> trusting in Christ , the author and finisher of our faith.
> Greg Price
> This was penned by Grant while we were in Southern California in
> to attend a Cancer Clinic. Grant loved studying Church History.
> Nov. 14, 2004
> I had Cathie read a letter of Samuel Rutherford's to James Hamilton
> dated July 7, 1637. I was reiterating afterward to her what I had
> heard, saying that in the affliction of Rutherford having been
> by the Stuart government then 180 miles from his congregation,
> forbidden to preach, to a place where there were none that
> could in conscience go and hear, and if I recall forbidden fromsuch
> an act, anyway by authority of the King. Rutherford had finallyaffliction.
> stopped blaming Providence and began giving thanks in his
> He had begun to see Christ's smiling face toward him, behind theIt
> darkness of his trouble, the Lord chastens every son that He
> I can't help but think of my trouble; pain makes it ever present.
> is admittedly very difficult to even blurt out thanksgiving orfocusing
> at times it seems as if all is darkness. Yet at other times
> on these are easier, more welcome. Things make better sense, theown
> words and actions of brethren are seen as the smiles of Christ.
> It's all very humbling. We know from Christ's word that the most
> insignificant act done for even the most insignificant brother or
> sister is like having been done unto Christ Himself. We know our
> shame and unfaithfulness, our corruption, our own running andhiding
> from Him, our excusing ourselves. Our brethren don't know but anlove
> infa-decimal fraction of it. But here they smile on us by their
> and encouragement. That's humbling, for so much favor, yet, howmuch
> more when Christ, who knows us infinitely better than we do,smiles
> What blessing! What glory! For all of heaven smiles with Christ.
> -submitted by Grant's wife of 29 years
> Cathie-Iris Soles
> January 7, 2005to
> One of my best friends will be laid to rest today. I wasn't able
> make it up to be with my family, so I wrote out what I wanted tosay
> with the hope that it will give it's readers a glimpse of the manspurn
> that Dad was. May the Lord use Dad's example to encourage and
> you on to walk with Him all the remaining days of your life.by
> Amanda Price
> Please pass this on to any you think would profit from it.
> ~ Dad ~
> Dad was not a perfect man, but the Lord who delights to use these
> weak clay vessels used him so mightily in my life. You see, he was
> really a Teacher diguised as a mechanic. He never wasted an
> opportunity to mould and shape my young heart. He taught me to
> memorize scripture through verse and song. He taught me to love
> music and how to harmonize. He taught me to play with my children
> getting down and being our bucking bronco, steam-rolling us, andof
> giving us whisker rubs. I was born with a deformed heel that would
> often begin aching in the middle of the night. He was always there
> to rub it until the pain went away. He taught me to make the best
> what the Lord gives me and that material things and worldlycomforts
> are fleeting. He taught me that worshiping the Lord privately andas
> a family every day is important. He taught me that "the firstshall
> be last and the last shall be first" and not to promote myself. Hereigns.
> taught me to laugh at irony and (unintentionally) that the best
> thing to do when you feel awkward is be a big goof-ball. He taught
> me how to fold clothes and that things run better when order
> He taught me to chew on the ends of Timothy grass and that berryright.
> picking was a tasty experience. He taught me self-sacrifice. He
> taught me to work hard, to serve others with everything in me; to
> redeem the time by being useful and productive. He taught me to
> consider my words. He taught me to be quick to make offenses
> He taught me to be practical. He taught me diligence. He taught memy
> humility. He taught me to be faithful. He taught me to learn from
> mistakes and to use what I've learned to encourage and buildothers
> up. He taught me to buy the truth and sell it not, even if itcauses
> discomfort and alienates you from the rest of the world. He taughtI
> me that the Lord hears me and speaks to me through His word; that
> can go to him as I would to my earthly dad when my heart is heavy.He
> He taught me that I don't have to travel half-way around the world
> to be a missionary; that the Lord can use me wherever he desires.
> taught me to rejoice in the Lord and to speak his praises evendoes
> through trials and incredible suffering. He taught me that God
> all things well and that His providence is a tremendous comfort.He
> taught me to trust. He taught me to hope. And he taught me togirls,
> There are so many lessons that I've learned from Dad, but I think
> his greatest lesson was how to love; how to give of myself with no
> expectation of anything in return. This he taught by precept, but
> even more-so by the daily exhibition of it toward my mom, us
> and all of the people around him who were blessed by God throughhis
> humble service.boastful;
> Love is long-suffering, kind, doesn't envy, isn't proud or
> love doesn't behave unseemly, isn't selfish or easily provoked,and
> it thinks no evil; it doesn't rejoice in sin, but rejoices in thevery
> truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things,
> endures all things, and it never fails.
> Dad was a gift from God. I will miss him terribly, but I am so
> thankful that the Lord was kind enough to bless me with such ato
> father. It was a privilege to be his daughter and I look forward
> that day when we will be reunited in glory.
> Amanda Price
> January 5, 2005