While politicians debate whether guns belong in the hands of teachers, a medicine woman, aka witchdoctor, has handed the Parkland, Florida school shooting survivors a talisman, a dream catcher, to welcome demons to their school. An article in “The Wall Street Journal” about this inane action was entitled, “A Talisman of Solidarity Given to Attack Survivors.” (I’ll save you the time to look up the word talisman: “an object supposed to possess occult powers and worn as an amulet or charm.”) A dream catcher is a Native-American hoop, usually made of willow (this one is), fashioned with spiritually sacred items such as feathers and beads. Its purpose is to ward off evil spirits and welcome good ones. It’s seen as a web to catch snakes and was often hung over the cradle of an infant.
This one, fashioned by female witchdoctor (known as a medicine woman) Debra Gutowski, has made the rounds of schools which have had shootings since it was first fashioned nearly 20 years ago to supposedly heal the wounds of Colorado’s Columbine High School massacre. In this case the catcher is a poster, which is easier to transport. Gutowski said she made it because of its “healing” properties and “protective powers.” This obviously occult emblem has been welcomed wherever it has been sent and will likely be embraced by the students and faculty of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. But imagine the outcry from liberals and atheists if an enshrined Bible, or plaque with a scripture, were being toted around from school to school in the aftermath of a shooting?
A dream catcher can’t catch bad dreams or evil spirits. In fact, as an amulet of witchcraft, it attracts them. I’m sure that Gutowski means well, and so do those who cart around this object of evil. They have no understanding of spiritual warfare and certainly no comprehension regarding the supernatural world of demons. But there must be a Christian somewhere who will stand up and declare that we need the Bible, prayer, and the Ten Commandments back in school to stop the killing, not a hoop of superstition and demonism.
An encouraging word: GOD HASN’T FORGOTTEN
How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever? David’s lament of Psalm 13:1 goes on in verse two: How long will my enemy triumph over me? How human. How much like you and me. We’ve all had times we felt abandoned by God and wondered why our adversaries were allowed to step up their attacks on us. To each who has felt abandoned or forsaken, welcome to the human family. It’s part of living and growing in life. It’s as old as King David. And the answer to this painful query is still the same: I will never leave you nor forsake you (Hebrews 13:5).
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