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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 hand 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 Sheppard'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 He received on our

behalf when the Roman soldiers wrapped Him.  Sometimes a green strip is added as a reminder that Jesus is a gift    from God.

The flavor of peppermint, which is similar to hyssop.  Hyssop is in the mint family & used in the Old Testament for purification & 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:
Jesus is the Christ!

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