The Legend of the Candy Cane

It is said that a candy maker wanted to make a candy that would serve as a witness to his Christian faith.  He incorporated into the candy 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 Christ, hard to symbolize the Solid Rock, the foundation of the church, and the firmness of the promises 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 also represents the staff of the “Good Shepherd.”

Lastly, the candy cane was stained with red stripes.  Three stripes were used to show the stripes of the scourging Jesus received, by which we are healed.  The large red stripe was for the blood shed by Jesus on the Cross so that we could have the promise of eternal life, if only we put our faith and trust in Him.

This holiday season, when you are out shopping for gifts, please take a moment and remember the true meaning of Christmas.

Wishing you and yours a blessed Christmas …

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Bonnie Morét is an award-winning photographer recognized by The Georgia Council of the Arts as "an exceptional representation of contemporary Georgia art work." Her photography is featured on Georgia Public Broadcast's Georgia Traveler. Her exhibitions include Fifth Annual Exposure Awards at Musee du Louvre in Paris, France, Art Takes Miami at Scope Art during Art Basel Miami, Metro Montage XIII at the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, World of Water at the Georgia Aquarium, Open Walls at Black Box Gallery in Portland, Oregon, Wholly Georgia: A Look at the Effects of Southern Religious Culture, sponsored by the Art History League and Georgia State University, at Mint Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia, 6x6 at the Rochester Contemporary Arts Center in Rochester, New York, @Phonography: Dialogue in the Wireless Age, at 3 Ring Circus in New Orleans, Louisiana, and About Lands and Lives of the Civil War at the 6th Cavalry Museum in Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia. Her photography appears in Modern Luxury/The Atlantan, Jezebel Magazine, and hangs in the executive offices at the Georgia State Capitol as part of the Art of Georgia exhibit. Corporate clients include Atlanta Ballet, Atlanta History Center, Chanel Cosmetics, Christian Dior Cosmetics, Sharp Mountain Vineyards, PM Realty Group, Granite Properties, Road Atlanta, Patrón Tequila, Georgia's Own Credit Union, StubHub, CBM Records and The Washington Auto Show.