Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The Legend of the Candy Cane

The Legend of the Candy Cane

Once upon a time, a candy maker created the perfect candy to symbolize the true meaning of Christmas.  The candy maker created the candy cane. The white stripes represent the sinless nature and purity of Jesus.  The red stripes remind us that Jesus died on the cross for our sins. The shape forms a “J” for Jesus and also looks like a hook which reminds us that Jesus is our Shepherd.  Isn’t it wonderful to be reminded of Jesus, the true meaning of Christmas every time we see or eat a candy cane?  This Advent season, share a few with others and tell them the amazing story of Jesus and His love.

(Fun fact:  The candy was originally used as a “pacifier” to help keep children quiet in church.) 

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