December 2, 2010

The Candy Cane Story

Have any of you ever heard the candy cane story?


The LEGEND of the Candy Cane

A Candymaker in Indiana wanted to make a candy that would help us remember who Christmas is really about. So he made a 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 sinless nature of Jesus. Hard candy 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 name of Jesus. It also represented the staff of the "Good Shepherd".

The candymaker then included red stripes. He used three small stripes and a large red stripe to represent the suffering Christ endured at the end of his life.

The candy became known as a Candy Cane - a decoration seen at Christmas time. The meaning has faded, but still gives joy to children young and old, whom Jesus loves and treasures.

(Note: I did not write this)

Happy 2nd Day of Chirstmas!

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2 comments:

  1. Hey, I remember hearing that story when I was in like, grade one, in RE at the public school I went to.:)

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  2. Anonymous3.12.10

    Cool!

    ashlely
    (from nancy rue's blog)

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