The
Legend of
The Candy Cane
A humble candy maker in
Indiana wanted to make a candy that
would be a special gift for the King of Kings,
so he made the Christmas Candy Cane. He
incorporated several symbols for the
birth, ministry, and death of Jesus Christ.
He began with a stick of pure white hard candy to
symbolize the Virgin Birth and sinless nature of Christ,
and hard because the church is built on solid rock, and firmness, for Godís
promises are a firm foundation. He formed it in the shape of the letter -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 in to the ditches of the world to lift out the
fallen lambs who, like all sheep, have gone astray. Then he added
three small red stripes to represent the scourging Jesus suffered on His way
to the cross. One large red stripe would remind those with eyes to see and
ears to hear of the promise of eternal life. It would be a gift
of love that
would tell His story
-the greatest story ever told.

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