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The Candy Cane

A candy maker in Indiana wanted to make a candy that would be a Christian witness, and he invented 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, foundation of the church and firmness of the promises of God.

It was shaped in the form of a 'J' to represent the precious name of Jesus. I think 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 have fallen.

Next he stained it with red stripes. Three small stripes show the stripes remind us of when Jesus received scourging, for us to be healed. The large red stripe is for his blood shed on the cross in order that we will have eternal life.