Amulet: noun, an ornament or small piece of jewelry thought to give protection against evil, danger, or disease. (On line Dictionary)
When I was growing up all the Catholic kids wore St. Christopher and other medals as protection (or jewelry) or whatever…but as Protestant kids we were told we should not wear these things they might bring us harm and bad luck.
Now there is a new amulet. I see it everywhere. So it must be for everyone. Recently I was in a restaurant and I looked over at another table and four people had their plates, knife, fork, spoon and amulet all lined up together while they were eating. Then each one took their amulet and began to speak or type or search information and games on it. No one even said so much as one word to the others…but only focused on the amulet. Then I noticed some people walking out of the restaurant and each had an amulet in hand, or back pocket or in a holster.
I suppose we all felt protection against evil, danger and disease. I know I sure did as I poked my amulet a little deeper in my pocket and out of sight. Hey… I did have the ringer turned off.
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” Jesus