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Thursday, December 18, 2008

The Candy Cane Legend


THE LEGEND OF THE CANDY CANE
According to legend, there was a candy maker who wanted to invent a candy that was a witness to Christ. First of all, he used a hard candy because Christ is the rock of ages. This hard candy was shaped so that it would resemble a “J” for Jesus or, turned upside down, a shepherd’s staff. He made it white to represent the purity of Christ. Finally, a red stripe was added to represent the blood Christ shed for the sins of the world, and three thinner red stripes for the stripes He received on our behalf when the Roman soldiers whipped Him. Sometimes a green stripe is added as a reminder that Jesus is a gift from God. The flavor of the cane is peppermint, which is similar to hyssop. Hyssop is in the mint family and was used in the Old Testament for purification and sacrifice. Jesus is the pure Lamb of God, come to be a sacrifice for the sins of the world. So, every time you see a candy cane, remember the message of the candy maker: Christ is born!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the Candy Cane Legend.... and the beautiful music.
It IS Very special..
Wishing You A Blessed
And Merry Christmas
Phyllis

Dave said...

Somehow, my 7 year old daughter came upon your space here, today the 25th, and began playing your Christmas music which was very nice backgroung music for the business of preparing for the Christmas Dinner this evening. Anyway, thank you for your webpage and the "legend of the candy cane" which I only learned of earlier this morning from a flyer my daughter brought home from 1st grade. God bless you and yours on this day of rememberance of the birth of Jesus the Christ, our Lord and Saviour. Let us be Thankful!

Dave said...

Somehow, my 7 year old daughter came upon your space here, today the 25th, and began playing your Christmas music which was very nice backgroung music for the business of preparing for the Christmas Dinner this evening. Anyway, thank you for your webpage and the "legend of the candy cane" which I only learned of earlier this morning from a flyer my daughter brought home from 1st grade. God bless you and yours on this day of rememberance of the birth of Jesus the Christ, our Lord and Saviour. Let us be Thankful!
Dave and Family, North Carolina