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The Real Beauty Of The Candy Cane....

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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 :-)


Explore #71



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Taken on December 11, 2008