Posted by: happytoknowhim | December 13, 2007

Merry Christmas




The Meaning of the
Candy Cane

The fascinating story behind the candy cane …
The birth, ministry, and death of
Jesus Christ are signified through
the elements of the candy cane ~


our Good Shepherd (staff shape) ~ 1 Pt. 5:4
our Rock (hard candy) ~ 1 Cor. 10:4
our Sinless Savior (white) ~ 2 Cor. 5:21
our Sacrifical Lamb (red) ~ Eph. 1:7
The STRIPES symbolize pain inflicted upon
Jesus before his death on the cross and a bold
stripe to represent the blood he shed for
mankind. The three stripes can also represent
the power and presence of the Trinity
(the Father, Son and Holy Spirit).
The smell and taste of PEPPERMINT relate
to the herb hyssop. Psalm 51:7 states,
“Purge me with hyssop and I shall be clean,
wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.”

The candy cane is meant to be shared —
broken into pieces for all to share. That
reminds us of Jesus’ words, “This is my body
which is broken for you” (1 Cor. 11:24).
What a sweet way to share the Gospel !

And you just thought it was good candy 🙂


Some of the legends may vary,
but the truth of the symbols remain.

Wishing all my friends in blog land a very Merry Christmas with family and friends and remember Our Lord Jesus Christ is the reason for the season.  I hope you enjoy the story of the Candy Cane.

Until next year, keep Christ  at the center of your life!!!


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