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The Story Behind The Candy Cane

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 (Rev 7:9)

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 (Matt 1:23)
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 (John 10:11)
"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 (Acts 4:12)

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 cane.

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.






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