The Candy Cane In Christmas Tree

December 5, 2012 by  
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The Candy Cane stands as an important Christmas symbol.

Candy Cane
A candy maker in Indiana wanted to make a candy that would be a witness, 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: 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.

Candy Cane

The candy maker 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 candy maker stained it with red stripes

He used three small stripes for the bloodshed by Christ on the cross, so that we could have the promise of eternal life.

Candy Cane

Unfortunately, the candy became known as the Candy Cane – a meaningless decoration seen at Christmas time.
But the meaning is still there for all those who have “eyes to see and ears to hear”.

We pray this symbol will again be used to witness to the wonder of Jesus and His great love that came down at Christmas.

Mickey Mouse with a Candy Cane

– fwd: samuel machado

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