Friday, December 24, 2010

{Legend of the Candy Cane}

Legend of
The Candy Cane
A humble candy maker in
Indiana wanted to make a candy that
would be a special gift for the King of Kings,
so he made 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 to
symbolize the Virgin Birth and sinless nature of Christ,
and hard because the church is built on 
solid rock, and firmness, for God’s promises are a firm foundation. He formed it in the shape of the letter -J- to represent the precious name of Jesus, who came to earth as our Savior. It could also represent the staff of the Good Shepherd with which He reaches down in to the ditches of the world to lift out the fallen lambs who, like all sheep, have gone astray. Then he added three small red stripes to represent the scourging Jesus suffered on His way to the cross. One large red stripe would remind those with eyes to see and ears to hear of the promise of eternal life. It would be a gift 
of love that
would tell His story
-the greatest story ever told.

Merry CHRISTmas!


Sue said...

I love that. I've read this before and it's so precious. I think of this story every time I eat one :)

Merry Christmas

Rettabug said...

Popping in to wish you a very "Merry Christmas", Laurie!
I also wanted to say "thank you" for the gift of the sweet Christmas smocking plate. I LOVE how you've numbered the rows & have the photos & wording both. I actually think I could DO this one without your help! LOL

Mega Hugs to you, Honey! Have a wonderful holiday with your family around you.
I look forward to sewing right along with you in 2011.



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