The Story of the Candy Cane
A candy maker in Indiana wanted to make a candy that would be a remind
others about Christ, so he made the Christmas Candy Cane. He
several symbols for the birth, ministry and death of Jesus Christ. He
with a stick of pure white hard candy. White to symbolize the virgin
and the sinless nature of Jesus; and hard to symbolize the Solid Rock,
foundation of the Church, and firmness of the promises of God.
The candy maker made the candy in the form of a "J" to represent the
beloved name of his Savior Jesus, who came to earth to die on our
It could also represent the staff of the "Good Shepherd" with which He
reaches down into the world to lift out the fallen lambs who, like all
have gone astray.
Thinking that the candy was somewhat plain, the
candy maker stained it with red stripes. He used three small stripes to
the stripes of the scourging by whips Jesus received. The large red
was for the blood shed by Christ on the cross where He died to pay for
our sins so that all who trust in Him could have eternal life.
Unfortunately, the candy became known as a candy cane, a meaningless
decoration seen at Christmas time. But the meaning is still there for
who "have eyes to see and ears to hear". I am sure that the candy maker
would love to have this symbol again be used to remind people of the
wonder of Jesus and His GREAT LOVE that came down
at Christmas and remains the ultimate force in the universe today.
[ Author Unknown -- from Randy Walker]
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