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Sunday, December 20, 2009

The story of the Candy Cane Maker

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Today in church a lady pasted this story out, along with a candy cane.

There was a man who loved Jesus so much that he decided to do something special for Jesus' birthday. Since he was a candy maker he decided to use his talents to make a special candy to honor Jesus so he designed the first candy cane. 
If the candy cane is held upright, it is the shape of a Shepherd's staff, which the Shepherd uses as he watches over his sheep. Jesus is our shepherd. If the candy cane is turned upside down, it becomes the letter "J" for Jesus.
The Scriptures tells us that by Jesus' stripes we are healed. Jesus was beaten and stripes were put upon His back when He was crucified in payment for our sins. So the candy cane was made with red and white stripes to represent the Trinity; one God, who had revealed Himself to us in three ways: The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
There are a lot of candy canes in stores today made with different colors, but they are not true candy canes unless they are red and white and have one bold stripe and three fine lines.

I liked the story, and thought I would pass it one. Everyone have a very Merry Christmas.

2 comments:

  1. What a neat story - my grandmother printed this in the back of a hometown cookbook a few years back and I remember it as soon as I saw your post. See you very soon!

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  2. That is such an awesome story! I've never heard before. Thanks for sharing Crystal ;) Merry Christmas - enjoy spending with family and friends in Canada.

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