Sunday, December 16, 2012

Third Sunday of Advent and Meaning of Candy Canes

The candy cane is an iconic Christmas symbol,
synonomous with holiday cheer and sweets.

You can probably find a box of peppermint canes

for just a dollar at your local market.
It's also a sweet reminder of Jesus as our Good Shepherd:
it's very shape reminiscent of a shepherd's hook;
the red stripe, His sacrifice:

"But  he was pierced for our offenses,
crushed for our sins,
Upon him was the chastisement that makes us whole,
and by his stripes we were healed."
Isaiah 53:5

Whatever grief and sorrow you may carry, remember He came to heal.

He came to us on Christmas to heal.

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NanaDiana said...

I love the symbolism of the candy cane, too. AND turned upside down it is a J for Jesus- xo Diana

Blessed Serendipity said...

Did you also know that you should find three stripes on the candy cane that stands for the Holy Trinity - Father, Son and Holy Spirit.


Red Rose Alley said...

I love the candy canes, and this reminds me to get some at the store soon for Christmas. I have a beautiful story about the meaning of the candy canes. I read it every year. Have a wonderful week coming up, sweetie.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I think I knew this but had forgotten. Thank you for sharing...and Merry Christmas!

Maria said...

So very true! What a great reminder! Merry Christmas!

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