Candy Cane Poem

Look at the Candy Cane
What do you see?
Stripes that are red
Like the blood shed for me
White is for my Savior
Who’s sinless and pure!
“J” is for Jesus,
My Lord, that’s for sure!
Turn it around
And a staff you will see
Jesus my shepherd
Was born for Me!
Although there is an old legend about the candy cane no one is for certain the truth of the candy cane. For many of us believers it is symbolic to Christ. Here is the reason why :

* The white symbolized the virgin birth and the sinless life of Jesus

* The candy is hard to symbolizing that Jesus is the solid rock and the foundation of the church. The firmness also represents the promises of God.

* Its unique shape of a hook & a “J” representing two things:

– The staff [Shephards Hook] 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

– The name of Jesus, who came to earth as our Savior. He thought it could also represent the staff of Jesus, the Good Shepherd.

* Red stripes – Symbolic showing 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 be forgiven and have the promise of eternal life.

* Flavor of Mint is similar to Hyssop. In Old Testament times, Hyssop was associated with purification and sacrifice. It was also used at the cross as they gave Jesus a drink of vinegar before His death.

Blessings to all!


1 Comment»

  Far Above Rubies wrote @

What a great poem. Thanks for sharing. Also, thanks for passing by Gaby's blog. Gosh, those dolls are glorious aren't they?!We are fine. Missing all of you, but good to be breaking away for awhile. I love catching up through our blogs. Stay in touch – you. xox

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