A candy maker in Indiana wanted to make a candy that would testify of Jesus so he created the candy cane. He incorporated different meanings inside one candy cane. Here are some things and I bet you'll never look at a candy cane the same way again!
*He created the J shape for Jesus. Some say that it's shaped like the staff because Jesus is the Good Shepherd.
*The red represents the blood that he shed for us.
*The white represents the purity of his virgin birth and that his blood washes us white as snow.
*He is our rock, and the candy is a HARD candy.
"And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock" 1 Corinthians 10:4
*The stripes symbolize the flogging that Jesus received prior to his death.
*The smell and taste of peppermint relate to the herb hyssop.
Psalm 51:7 writes "Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow."
*The candy is meant to be shared and broken into pieces for others to share as well in the illustration that Christ broke his body for us all.
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