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Wednesday, December 11, 2013



A candy maker in Indiana wanted to make a candy that would be a witness, 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. White to symbolize the Virgin Birth and the sinless nature of Jesus, and hard to symbolize the Solid Rock, the foundation of the Church, and the firmness of the promises of God.

The candy maker 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 Shepherd" with which He reaches down into the ditches of the world to lift out the fallen lambs who, like all sheep, have gone astray.

Thinking that the candy was somewhat plain, the candy maker stained it with red stripes. He used three small stripes to show the stripes of the scourging Jesus received by which we are healed. The large red stripe was for the blood shed by Christ on the cross so that we could have the promise of eternal life.

Unfortunately, the candy became known as a 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 at Christmas and remains the ultimate and dominant force in the universe today.



  1. Hello, Kellina,
    thanks for this wonderful input!
    I've translated it into German without linking back to you, since you asked me to do so back then.

    I assume, it will be a blessing to Christian readers. We tend to forget the meaning of some traditions. To be honest, it was new to me, that candy canes have a Christian background.

    1. Hi Little Brother!!

      I can't verify that this is the truth behind the candy cane. My dad gave me this poem along with a candy cane pen one Christmas and I've kept it ever since. Even if it's not true, it's a beautiful sentiment, reminds us of Christ and His acts of mercy, love, and grace and perhaps will bring some new meaning to Christmas, if only to one tiny red and white part of it. To God be the glory!!!

      I'm always so happy to hear from you, Andre!!!

      It's absolutely fine for you to copy/paste anything on my blog back to yours without linking to me. I don't mind a bit. Copy whatever you like, anytime!!! As I've always maintained, I'm not blogging for the attention, the members, or the dollars. So what's mine is yours!


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