Thursday, December 15, 2005

The Legend of the Candy Cane




A candymaker in Indiana wanted to make a candy that would be a witness, so he made the Christmas Candy Cane. He incorporated several symbols from the birth, ministry, and death of Jesus Christ.

He began with a stick of pure white, hard candy. White to symbolize the Virgin Birth and the sinless nature of Jesus, and hard to symbolize the Solid Rock, the foundation of the Church, and firmness of the promises of God.

The candymaker made the candy in the form of a "J" to represent the precious name of Jesus, who came to earth as our Savior. It could also represent the staff of the "Good Shepherd" with which He reaches down into the ditches of the world to lift out the fallen lambs who, like all sheep, have gone astray.

Thinking that the candy was somewhat plain, the candymaker stained it with red stripes. He used three small stripes to show the stripes of the scourging Jesus received by which we are healed. The large red stripe was for the blood shed by Christ on the cross so that we could have the promise of eternal life.

Unfortunately, the candy became known as a Candy Cane -- a meaningless decoration seen at Christmas time. But the meaning is still there for those who "have eyes to see and ears to hear." Every time you see a Candy Cane, remember the Wonder of Jesus and His Great Love that came down at Christmas, and that His Love remains the ultimate and dominant force in the universe today

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9 comments:

  1. What a great reminder! Glad to see you back to posting!

    PS: Guppy did a great job on the new look! :)

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  2. Thank you I am glad to know that. I will never look at that as a cane again.

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  3. Your hubby sent me over to see your Christmas decorations, and I'm glad he did...I actually learned something. :)

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  4. Guppy said he had given you a new look , it looks great :)
    Merry Christmas :)

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  5. Thank you for sharing the true meaning of the candy cane...Learned something new. I really like the Christmas design of your blog. It is great.:) I will stop by more often. I always love it when I find new fellow Christian bloggers...
    Have a very Merry Christmas, PresentStorm.

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  6. i love your new look, guppy did an amazing job.
    i had no idea that's the origin of the candy cane.

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  7. Actually, it's not the origin of the candy cane. But it is a nice story to help us all think of Christ as we go through the Christmas season.

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  8. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Years to you and yours Present Storm!

    I wish you a New Year, full of good health, an abundance of love, and prosperity.

    :-)3T

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  9. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas

    p.s.~ I changed my blog address you can find me at http://imtryingtohide.blogspot.com/ Please update your blogroll if I am on it.

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