The Mary T. and
Frank L. Hoffman
Family Foundation
and All-Creatures.Org

Letters and Responses

Letter from Joanne about Mourning the Death of a Companion Animal - 14 May 2007

Dear fellow Christ follower,

I was given your website as a means of comfort, our hearts are so heavy with missing our 13 year old Pyrenees, husky, we spent most of the thirteen years totally with him my husband and I we were most certainly a team. I do not want you to think that we worshipped him more than God or Jesus, that is not the case. But we loved him unconditionally, he was such a gift, we took care of him as God commands and were blessed with thirteen wonderful years, as they told us with him being a giant breed we could only expect ten. What a blessing I think there was an angel living in him, he touched so many people. Old and young. How do we get over this missing him, not touching him. Our Pastor as many say the bible is silent when it comes to the question will we meet our pets in heaven. Please help us with this. A very kind gentleman suggested your site, and he was a blessing to us through the last four days.

Joanne

Reply from Frank and Mary Hoffman

Dear Joanne:

We're sorry to hear about your loss, but want you to be assured that your beloved companion is now in the arms of God.

The Bible really isn't silent, except in the translations. In Chapter 4 of Revelation, the Greek says that there are myriads upon myriads of animals in heaven. In Genesis 1 and 2, we are told in the Hebrew that both humans and other animals were created as living souls, meaning that we all have souls and spirits. So, if we go to heaven, then so do animals.

We still have some hollow feelings inside of us, too, over the death of our companion animals, even of those who died many years ago, but most of what we feel is the joy of the fond memories of having know them, and only time will change the pain into joyful memories. This is all part of truly loving another being. Don't fight your feeling; just allow them to take their course.

We hope this helps.

We always here if we wish to write again.

In the Love of the Lord,

Frank and Mary

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