30 gifts for people who want to live healthier – based on Christian beliefs for health protection and healing
Health protection gifts are big business at the moment because of the global health crisis. So, can good health be enhanced simply by having more faith in one’s beliefs? SEE our SHOP for Christian health gifts, Christian symbols for healing, and Christian symbols for health and wellbeing . . all based on various talismans and amulets for healing and protection . . as well as charms to wish good luck with respect to the role that luck might play in good health.
Is good health just a matter of good health practices?
Or: Is good health a matter of faith too? And: What part does good fortune play in all of this?
In other words, is good health a matter of good health practices, AND faith, with a measure of good luck thrown in too?
Christian health gifts?
The power of the mind to influence the body is well-known and, in particular, many Christians believe that God can heal sick people through the power of the Holy Spirit: (This is also sometimes called supernatural healing, divine healing, or miracle healing, among other things.) But, in all cases, an element of Faith is involved.
NCBI, the National Centre for Biotechnology Information (which advances health by providing access to medical information online), notes that: Faith healing is a method of treating illnesses through the exercise of faith rather than (or, in addition to) medical methods.
Strong scientific evidence suggests that individuals who regularly participate in spiritual worship (or related activities) and who feel strongly that spirituality (or the presence of a higher being such as God) are sources of strength and comfort are, in general, healthier people: They possess greater healing capabilities than those who don’t believe in such things. NCBI goes on to say that it is critical that physicians and health care providers listen to all aspects of their patients’ lives because it can affect the decision-making process.
Christian symbols for health?
Religious convictions may affect not only health care, but healthcare decision-making too, and NCBI concludes that spirituality may be important in patient health and coping. An example of this is prayer, which many believe can improve health outcomes. In fact, more than three quarters of Americans believe that prayer can help to heal people. In a survey, a similar number of doctors said that they too believed in miraculous healings.
Christian symbols for healing?
So, how exactly do we use this information to help achieve better health protection . . especially in this topsy-turvy world of the 21st Century with its global pandemics and the like? And what role does luck or mere chance play in health?
When someone becomes ill they start to look around for reasons as to why this misfortune has occurred. Some may feel that their Gods are against them; others may think that it is simply bad luck – and that fate has dealt them a bad blow.
Has bad luck really played a part in their misfortune?
Christian symbols of protection?
Nobody knows for sure, but there are many who feel that a religious or lucky charm of some description could help them avoid the bad things in life . . whether that be in health matters, financial circumstances, their love life, success, or indeed in life in general, and many so-called lucky charms are based on symbols of protection (particularly those from Asia and the Far East), or on religious beliefs such as in the Christian faith.
If the truth be known, it is probably both faith AND luck that are relevant.
Jewellery with meaning:
We have curated a selection of gifts in our SHOP that might be suitable as a gift for health protection, particularly for people with spiritual beliefs (and especially those of the Christian faith) and some others from the point of view of Good Luck (since good luck can sometimes play a role in the sphere of health too:
Gifts for health protection?
Angels are thought to be spiritual beings who interact with people on earth at God’s direction. The word “Angel” comes from the Greek ‘Angelos’ meaning “messenger.” They are said to watch over us and protect us from harm.
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Christian symbols for health and wellbeing
Other Christian symbols for healing and health protection
Scallop shell jewellery is worn as a symbol of faith, and the use of the scallop shell as a means of protection (or as a protective charm) dates back to the Middle Ages: It is the traditional emblem of St. James (James the Greater (one of the Twelve Apostles) and the patron saint of Spain and Portugal). Symbolically, the scallop shell is believed to signify the rebirth of a person, their resurrection, and the overcoming of problems.
Other symbolic gifts to wish good health
The anchor is a Christian symbol for hope and steadfastness. The source for this symbol is said to be Hebrews 6:19: “Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast.” Anchors are found in many inscriptions in the catacombs of Rome and they were also carved on old Christian gems.
And Butterflies? Because the butterfly metamorphoses from a lowly caterpillar to a chrysalis and finally into a beautiful butterfly, it has a strong resurrection significance – a sign of New Beginnings . . a New Start.
Although it is widely believed that the meaning of clovers pre-dates Christianity – going back to a time when clovers were used as Celtic charms, the lucky clover has Christian significance too – especially in Ireland. The Celts once extended across Ireland and into much of Western Europe and the Celtic priests, the Druids, considered them a sign of good luck, allegedly protecting against evil spirits and warding off misfortune and ill-health. In Irish Christian tradition, the Shamrock (or 3-leaf clover) represents the Holy Trinity: One leaf for the Father, one for the Son and one for the Holy Spirit. When a Shamrock has a fourth leaf, it represents God’s Grace, and so encapsulates everything that a person could want.
But overall, few symbols exist that are as widely recognised or hold as much meaning as the Cross. It is used worldwide to symbolise Christianity – and Faith in positive outcomes.