We offer this story, courtesy of the “Scripture Candy” company, located in Birmingham, Alabama. Someone had given Carol a gift of their “Candy Cane Stocking Set,” which featured a candy cane, and a bookmark with “The Candy Cane Story.” We like to feature stories about where common sayings or things originated, so, here’s “The Story of the Candy Cane.” Even before reading the story, it strikes me how candy canes are shaped … in the form of the letter “J,” and a Shepherd’s staff.
The Candy Cane Legend
“A candy maker in Indiana wanted to make a candy that would be a witness for his Savior, so he made the Christmas Candy Cane. He incorporated several symbols for the birth, ministry, and death of Jesus Christ. He began with a stick of pure white, hard candy. The white symbolizes the Virgin Birth (Isaiah 7:14; Luke 1:26-35) and the sinless nature of Jesus (1 John 3:5). The hardness of the candy symbolizes the Solid Rock (1 Corinthians 10:4), the foundation of the Church (Matthew 16:18), and the firmness of the promises of God (Psalms 18:30-32). The candy maker made the candy into the form of a “J” to represent the precious name of Jesus, who came to earth as our Savior (John 3:16-17), and a symbol to represent the staff of the Good Shepherd (John 10:14). The candy maker decided to stain it with red stripes, representing the stripes Jesus received prior to His crucifixion (Mark 15:15-20) for our healing (Isaiah 53:5). The large red stripe represents the shedding of His blood on the cross for our salvation (Romans 5:9; Ephesians 1:7).”
We visited the website of the “Scripture Candy” store, and we love their Logo, which we show below. You can click on the image to visit them … We also encourage you to read their story, and their mission, to “Reach The World One Piece At A Time!”
P.S. Just reading all of the verses contained in the story makes a great Bible Study!
Blessings to you, and your family,
Ted and Carol