~The 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.
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 also represents
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 the tree 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
Jesus on the Cross so that we could have the promise of eternal
life, if only we put our faith and trust in Him.
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”.
I always try to give the proper credit for all graphics, poetry, etc.
on all of my webpages. If I've missed anyone, my sincerest
apologies to you and if you would be so kind as to
e-mail me, I would promtly see that you receive the credit due
or remove the item, whichever you'd prefer. Of course,
I'm hoping you will graciously allow me to use them .
Thank you and God Bless
© 1998 Lynangel