candy maker wanted to make a candy that would be a witness, so he
made the Christmas Candy Cane. He incorporated several symbols for
ministry, and death of Jesus Christ.
He began with a stick of pure white hard candy. White to symbolize
Virgin birth and the sinless nature of Jesus, and hard to
Solid Rock, the foundation of the Church, and the firmness of the
The candymaker made the candy in the form of a "J" to
represent the precious name of Jesus, who came to earth as our
Savior. It could also represent the staff of the "Good
with which He reaches down into the ditches of
the world to lift out the fallen lambs who,
like all sheep, have gone
Thinking that the candy was somewhat plain, the candymaker stained
red stripes. He used three small stripes to show the stripes of
scourging Jesus received by which we are healed. The large red
for the blood shed by Christ on the cross so that we could have
of eternal life.
Unfortunately, the candy became known as Candy Cane, a meaningless
decoration seen at Christmas time.
But the meaning is still there for those who "have
eyes to see and ears to hear." I pray that this symbol will
again be used to
witness To The Wonder of Jesus and His Great Love that came down
Christmas and remains the ultimate and dominant force in the