A Candy Maker’s Witness
A Candy maker 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 Christ.
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 promised of God.
The Candy maker made the candy in the form of a “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 reached down to lift out the fallen lamb who, like all sheep, have gone astray.
Thinking that the candy was somewhat plain, the Candy maker stained it with red stripes. He used three small stripes to show the stripes of the of the scourging Jesus received. The large red stripes were for the blood shed by Christ on the cross so that we could have the promise of eternal life.
The candy cane is a great witness to the wonder of Jesus and His great love that came down at Christmas and remains the ultimate and dominant force in the universe today.