Q. I have to say that I disagree with the advice you gave concerning the dream catcher. Dream catchers are not innocent souvenirs. There have been cases where parents hanged the ornament beside babies cribs, for the sake of bringing good dreams to their babies. The result was the opposite. The babies had nightmares instead.
A. You spoke of parents who hung a dream catcher near their baby’s crib for the purpose of bringing good dreams to the baby. That means they believed the dream catcher had supernatural powers. The woman who wrote to me doesn’t believe this.
Jeremiah 10:5 says,
“Like a scarecrow in a melon patch, their idols cannot speak; they must be carried because they cannot walk. Do not fear them; they can do no harm nor can they do any good.”
Idols only have the power we grant them.