A Candymaker in Indiana wanted to make a candy that would be a
witness, so he made the Christmas Candy Cane. He incorporated
several symbols for the birth, ministry, and death of Jesus
He began with a stick of pure white, hard candy. White to
symbolize the Virgin Birth and the sinless nature of Jesus, and
hard to symbolize the Solid Rock, the foundation of the Church,
and firmness of the promises of God.
The Candymaker made the candy in the form of a "J" to represent
the precious name of Jesus, who came to earth as our Saviour.
It could also represent the staff of the "Good Shepherd" with
which He reaches down into the ditches of the world to lift out
the fallen lambs who, like all sheep, have gone astray.
Thinking that the candy was somewhat plain, the Candymaker
stained it with red stripes. He used three small stripes to
show the stripes of the scourging Jesus received by which we are
healed. The large red stripe was for the blood shed by Christ
on the cross so that we could have the promise of eternal life.
Unfortunately, the candy became known as a Candy Cane - a
meaningless decoration seen at Christmas time. But the meaning
is still there for those who "have eyes to see and ears to
hear". I pray that this symbol will again be used to witness To
The Wonder of Jesus and His Great Love that came down at
Christmas and remains the ultimate and dominant force in the
- Author Unknown