What Does the Bible Really Say About Wind Chimes?
Here’s the short answer: There are no Bible verses about wind chimes or any significance they might have.
While I was doing research about this topic, I found many articles that were talking about how wind chimes were evil and Christians shouldn’t have them. That didn’t surprise me much, because I know how people like to over-spiritualize things like this.
To be honest, I didn’t know much about the history of wind chimes or their original intent. I thought they were simply designed to make a nice sound when the wind blows. It turns out that wind chimes were originally a practice in Buddhism intended to ward off evil spirits.
After doing some more digging into the scriptures, the closest thing I could find was a verse about attaching bells to Arron’s robe. When Aaron went into the place to worship God, he had some gold bells attached to the hem of his robes. As Aaron walked in and out of the Holy Place, the bells would ring.
“Make pomegranates out of blue, purple, and scarlet yarn, and attach them to the hem of the robe, with gold bells between them. The gold bells and pomegranates are to alternate all around the hem. Aaron will wear this robe whenever he ministers before the Lord, and the bells will tinkle as he goes in and out of the Lord’s presence in the Holy Place. If he wears it, he will not die.”
Exodus 28:33-35 NLT
That’s not really the same thing as wind chimes, but it’s the closest thing I could find.
Is it wrong for Christians to have wind chimes?
I read numerous articles saying that Christians shouldn’t have wind chimes because they’re used by pagans. Some people believe that wind chimes might have a negative spiritual effect on them or their home.
Personally, I don’t think that’s the case. I don’t have any wind chimes hanging up, but I don’t see any problem with it.
But, you need to consider what the purpose of the wind chimes are. Are you hanging them up to enjoy some peaceful sounds? Or are you using them to ward off evil spirits? If you’re using wind chimes and believing they offer some type of spiritual protection is wrong. You’re trusting in something other than God, which goes against His Word.
If you’re simply using wind chimes for what they were designed for, then you won’t have any issues.
Are wind chimes the same as a dream catcher or ouija board?
No. I don’t believe those are the same at all. Think about the original intent of the thing. Wind chimes are designed to make beautiful, peaceful sounds when the wind blows. A dream catcher is only designed to protect you from bad dreams. And a ouija board is only designed to communicate with the spiritual realm.
Paul has a great response to the Church in Corinth when they asked a similar question. The church leaders asked Paul if it was OK to eat food that people were sacrificing to idols. Paul says it’s fine to eat that food, as long as you understand the idols aren’t the real, true God. The original intent of the food was to be eaten, not a tool to worship other gods.
Paul also explains that if you eat the food and think of it as worship to real gods, your conscience will be violated.
In short, if you think wind chimes are a form of worship to other gods, you should avoid them. If you think wind chimes sound nice and you like the way they look, it’s not going to cause any trouble.
“So, what about eating meat that has been offered to idols? Well, we all know that an idol is not really a god and that there is only one God. There may be so-called gods both in heaven and on earth, and some people actually worship many gods and many lords. But for us,
There is one God, the Father, by whom all things were created, and for whom we live. And there is one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things were created, and through whom we live.
However, not all believers know this. Some are accustomed to thinking of idols as being real, so when they eat food that has been offered to idols, they think of it as the worship of real gods, and their weak consciences are violated. It’s true that we can’t win God’s approval by what we eat. We don’t lose anything if we don’t eat it, and we don’t gain anything if we do.”
1 Corinthians 8:4-8 NLT
Is there a spiritual meaning of wind chimes?
According to the Bible, there is no real spiritual meaning of wind chimes.
Some other religions like Buddhism or paganism believe that wind chimes offer spiritual protection.