Thursday, December 22, 2011

A Candymaker's Witness

I had this little card with the origin of the candy cane written on it, and since Christmas is right around the corner I felt that it would be a good time to share it. It's an interesting origin for a piece a candy I never gave any thought to. God bless, and Merry Christmas!

The candymaker began with a stick of pure white, hard candy. White to symbolize the sinless nature of Jesus; and hard to symbolize the solid rock, the promises of God. The candymaker made the candy in the form of a "J" to represent Jesus, who came to earth as our Savior. Thinking the candy was quite plain, the candymaker added red stripes representing the shed blood by Jesus on the cross so that we could have the promise of eternal life.

Unfortunately, the candy became known as the candy cane: a meaningless decoration seen at Christmas time. The meaning is still there for those who "have eyes to see and ears to hear."

Merry Christmas!


  1. Merry Christmas, Ian.

    Hope you have a wonderful time with your family and the Lord. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment on my blog.


  2. I just dropped in to thank you for being such a faithful servant to our Lord and Savior. I want to wish you, Gillian, Mabel, Lorna and Gabriel a MERRY CHRISTMAS. May our Lord continue to shine through you and your blog ministry. God bless, Lloyd


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