Candy Cane

  
Just where did the candy cane come from?  What do the various colors in the candy cane (the white background, the thick red line, the 2 thin lines and the candy cane shape (the letter "J") mean?
A candy maker in Indiana wanted to make a candy that would be a witness for Christ so he made the Christmas Candy Cane The shape, colors and hardness of the candy are all intended to testify about Jesus Christ, God's one and only Son.

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The shape of the candy is a "J" which is the first letter of Jesus' name.  The name of Jesus is the most powerful name there is.
  
   The pure white background stands for the purity of Christ; he had no sin.  Only one without sin could pay the price in full to God for our Sin . . .
  
The small thin red stripes ============= represent the "stripes" across Jesus back when he was scourged (whipped) before going to be crucified on the cross for your and my rebellion; your and my sin against God.  We rebel against God when we do not obey all of his commandments.
The thick red stripe _________ represents the blood Jesus shed on the cross to pay the price in full for our sin against God.  God is righteous and just and cannot pretend that we have not sinned against him as we often pretend we haven't.  A price will be paid for our sin: either by you or by Jesus.  It's your choice . . .
  
Candy canes are loved by children of all ages.  Jesus said this: "I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven." Matthew 18:2-3  A little child loves their daddy, trusts their daddy and believes what their daddy says.  Likewise, we must love, trust and believe God.

How do we do this?   "If you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. 
Romans 10:8-10 "Turn away from your sins and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins." Acts 2:38
  
This candy was later renamed the "Candy Cane" and is often shown in pictures upside down.  But, for little children (of all ages) who hear the call God places on their heart and respond by receiving Jesus into their heart, the candy cane remains what is was created to be - a reminder of God's great love for each of us at Christ_mas time.
  

Ray

  
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