Sometimes in the hustle and bustle of the Festive Season we sometimes forget the reason there is Christmas in the first place.
With all the present buying and nights out and preparation for visits from family and friends the true meaning of Christmas gets a little forgotten.
I heard this story told to the children in Church one Sunday and it warmed my heart.
Its amazing how something as simple as a Candy Cane can have such a lovely story behind it.
There are many other stories regarding the Candy Canes history but this has the most meaning to me.
“Many years ago a Candymaker in Indiana wanted to make a candy that would help us remember WHO Christmas is actually all about. So he made a 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 symbolise the Virgin Birth and sinless nature of Jesus, hard candy to symbolise the solid rock, the foundation of the church and the firmness of the promises of God.”
“The Candymaker made the cane in the shape of a “J” to represent the name of Jesus. It also represented the staff of the Good Sheperd.”
“The candymaker then include red stripes to symbolise the suffering Christ endured towards the end of his life on Earth.”
Whilst its lovely to have the fun, the happy times and relaxation of Christmas, its important to remember WHY there is something to celebrate.
Image Credit – The Real Meaning of Christmas
Image Credit – Candy Cane Centrepiece