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The Candy Cane

by Ed Halpaus
Grand Lodge Education Officer
Grand Lodge of A. F. & A. M. of Minnesota

19 December 2005

From a now unknown source

The Candy Maker Who Loved Jesus

A tale from Gail Luze

There was a man who loved Jesus so much that he decided he had to do something special for Jesus' birthday. Since he was a candy maker, he decided to use his talents and make a special candy to honor Jesus. So he designed the first Candy Cane.

If the Candy Cane is held upright, it is in the shape of a shepherd's staff, which the shepherd uses as he watches over his sheep. Jesus is our Shepherd. If the Candy Cane is turned upside down, it becomes the letter J for Jesus. The scriptures tell us that by Jesus' stripes, we are healed. Jesus was beaten and stripes were put upon His back when He was crucified in payment for our sins. So the Candy Cane was made with red and white stripes to represent the blood of Jesus which washes away our sins and makes us pure and white as snow. One bold stripe represents our belief in One God who is the Father of us all. The three finer stripes represent the Trinity: One God Who has revealed Himself to us in three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

There are lots of Candy Canes in the stores today made with different colors. They are not true Candy Canes unless they are red and white and have one bold stripe and three finer stripes. True Candy Canes are Christian candy because they tell a story about Jesus. Show your love this Christmas season by giving Christian candy, a True Candy Cane, to friends and loved ones.

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