The “Legend of the Candy Cane” is a simple gospel message:
A humble candy maker wanted to find a way to share the story of Christ with the children. He started with a simple, white hard candy base because God’s church is founded on the rock (I Cor. 10:4) with the firmness of God’s promises (Ps 18:30-32). The whiteness represented both the Virgin Birth (Is 7:14; Luke 1:26-35) and the sinless nature of Jesus (I John 3:5). The curved shape showed both the Good Shepherd (John 10:14) and the purpose for our Savior coming to earth (John 3:16-18). When you turn the cane upside down it forms a “J” revealing the precious name of our Savior, “Jesus”. Finally, the red stripes on the candy cane represent the blood of Christ which He willing gave to pay for the sins of mankind by dying on the cross in our place (Is 53:5, Eph. 1:7) The final acceptance of this payment came when Jesus rose from the grave and ascended to heaven, where He is today. (I Cor 15:3-5) He is praying for each person to choose to receive Him as their Lord and Savior (John 1:12) and preparing a place in heaven for each one that receives Him (John 14:2-3). Have you received Jesus as your Savior?
From this wonderful message a child could hear the story and receive God’s gift to become a child of God. Why not share the legend of the Candy Cane this Christmas as a witness for the glory and honor of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!
May God bless you with His peace as we close out this year. Have a Merry Christmas and a joyful New Year!!
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