The Candy cane

Discussion in 'Spirituality/Worship' started by danny3861, Dec 17, 2003.

  1. danny3861

    danny3861 New Member


    The candy cane has long been a Christmas tradition and was said to have
    been the creation of a fine Christian candy maker in Indiana. Its sweet
    peppermint taste has been enjoyed by young and old for years.

    The candy maker started with pure white candy to symbolize Jesus'
    innocence (Heb 4:15) and the holiness of the sinless son of God (1 John

    The white also shows the virgin birth of Jesus: "The virgin will be
    child and will give birth to a son..." (Matt 1:23).

    He made the candy hard because the church is built on solid rock and
    God's promises are a firm foundation (Matt 16:18, 1Thess 5:24), and
    Jesus is like a "rock", strong and dependable. (Psalm 31:3).

    Next the candy maker made the candy in the shape of a 'J' for the name
    of Jesus who came to earth as our Savior (Matt 1:21, Acts 4:12). When
    the candy was turned upside down, it is the shape of the Good
    staff (John 10:11). "I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays
    his life for the sheep".

    Finally he stained the candy with red stripes. The color red symbolizes
    God's love that sent Jesus to give His life for us on the cross (John

    The large red stripe is for the blood Jesus shed for our sins on the
    cross (Eph 1:7). "In him we have redemption through His blood, the
    forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace." The
    smaller stripes remind of Jesus' suffering and our redemptive healing
    (John 19: 1-30).

    So this Christmas when you and your family hang candy canes on your
    tree remember that they're not just candy canes. Instead they are a
    symbol of the true meaning of Christmas, the birth of our Savior Jesus

    -- Author Unknown
  2. PrayerWarrior316

    PrayerWarrior316 New Member

    Thank you so much for posting this story about the candy cane.
    I have never read it story before, I have really enjoyed reading it.

    Blessings to you, Judy
  3. Sunshyne1027

    Sunshyne1027 New Member

    I used to work in a Chritian Preschool a couple years ago. At Christmas Santa would make a visit to all the kids, do story time with them also. He told that story to them, it was from a book. Then he would pass out gifts to all the kids, and it would be that same book with the candy cane story in it, along with a candy cane for each child. I love the story too! Brought back great memories.