The Candy Cane has long been a Christmas tradition.
It's sweet peppermint taste has been enjoyed by young and old for years.
But did you know what it symbolizes?
It is a hard candy because the church is built on solid rock and God's
promises are a firm foundation.
(Matt 16:18) (1Thess 5:24)
The large red stripe is for the blood Jesus shed for our sins on the cross. (John 19:34-35) In Him we have
redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace.)
The smaller stripes are for the stripes upon his back when he was beaten by the Roman soldiers. (Isaiah 53:5)
The white is for Jesus innocence
( Heb 4:15)
For we do not have a High Priest who is unable to sympathize with
our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way,
just as we are - - yet was without sin.) and our
innocence we have in Him
After this I looked and there was a great multitude that no one could count, from every
nation, tribe, people and language, standing
before the throne and in front of the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm
branches in their hands. (Rev 7:14)
"These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made
them white in the blood of the Lamb.") The white also shows the virgin birth of Jesus
The virgin will be with child and
will give birth to a son,...)
Finally the cane is made in the shape of the Good Shepherd's staff
"I am the good
shepherd. The good shepherd lays
down his life for the sheep.") and turned upside down for the letter 'J' in Jesus by whom we are saved
Salvation is found in
no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.)
So remember that Jesus Christ is the real meaning of Christmas. He can be seen in a simple candy
You can have Him forgive
you and come into your life by simply turning your heart to Him.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son,
that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.
© 1998,1999 ~ Nancy Alison ~