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The True Meaning of The Candy Cane  

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One of my buds sent this too me, I thought it was a real nice story. Hope ya like it

The true meaning of the Candy Cane

Look at the Candy Cane

What do you see?

Stripes that are red

Like the blood shed for me

White is for my Savior

Who's sinless and pure!

"J" is for Jesus My Lord, that's for sure!

Turn it around

And a staff you will see

Jesus my shepherd

Was born for Me!

Many years ago, a candy maker wanted to make a candy at Christmas time that would serve as a witness to his Christian faith. He wanted to incorporate several symbols for the birth, ministry and death of Jesus. He began with a stick of pure white hard candy; white to symbolize the Virgin Birth and the sinless nature of Jesus; hard to symbolize the solid rock, the foundation of the Church; firmness to represent the promise of God.

The candymaker made the candy in the form of a "J" to represent the name of Jesus, who came to earth as our Savior. He thought it could also represent the staff of the Good Shepherd, with which he reached 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 three 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 Christ on the cross so that we could have the promise of eternal life. Unfortunately, the candy became known as a candy cane - a meaningless decoration seen at Christmas time. But the true meaning is still there for those who have eyes to see and ears to hear

Neat huh?

post #2 of 9
Neat is right Cat! Very interesting!!
post #3 of 9
Thanks Cat! I needed that. I always love to hear good things about Jesus! He is the number one thing in my life.
post #4 of 9
Thread Starter 

Yep, He's the best!
post #5 of 9
I had seen this story before a few years ago (or maybe just last year?) but enjoyed reading it again. It's nice to remember why we celebrate Christmas - where it all started. Thanks, Cat!
post #6 of 9
Thread Starter 

I've never seen it! I must've been under a rock since I've been on the net for some time and think I've gotten just about every story that goes by ya know? Well, I thought it was a really cool story and I'm glad you guys liked it
See ya at Disney or at the ski lift! :laughing2 :laughing2

post #7 of 9
I copied it to send to some friends. Hope that's okay. Can't you just picture it as an object lesson in Sunday school?
post #8 of 9
Thread Starter 

Yeah, the kids would love it Do you teach Sunday School? I got it off the net myself, so I would imagaine it's okay to post it...if not YOIKES! haha :laughing2:laughing2

post #9 of 9
That was great, Cat!! I'd never seen it before!
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