Each person should judge his own actions and not compare himself with others. Then he can be proud for what he himself has done. Galatians 6:4

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Wishing you the Merriest, Happiest Christmas From our Home to Yours!!

The Meaning of the
Candy Cane

The fascinating story behind the candy cane ...
The birth, ministry, and death of
Jesus Christ are signified through
the elements of the candy cane ~

our Good Shepherd (staff shape) ~ 1 Pt. 5:4
our Rock (hard candy) ~ 1 Cor. 10:4
our Sinless Savior (white) ~ 2 Cor. 5:21
our Sacrifical Lamb (red) ~ Eph. 1:7

The STRIPES symbolize pain inflicted upon
Jesus before his death on the cross and a bold
stripe to represent the blood he shed for
mankind. The three stripes can also represent
the power and presence of the Trinity
(the Father, Son and Holy Spirit).

The smell and taste of PEPPERMINT relate
to the herb hyssop. Psalm 51:7 states,
"Purge me with hyssop and I shall be clean,
wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow."

The candy cane is meant to be shared --
broken into pieces for all to share. That
reminds us of Jesus' words, "This is my body
which is broken for you" (1 Cor. 11:24).
What a sweet way to share the Gospel !

And you just thought it was good candy :-)


Wendy said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family:)

Kim said...

A very merry Christmas to you and yours.

Lara said...

I love the picture of your kids!


Susanne said...

Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

Love the story!

Sandy said...

Merry Christmas! Enjoy the time with your family!

When you get a chance can you tell me where you got that Fresh Air fund button, I went to the website and could not find it.????

glitzen said...

A wonderful reminder! I love that, I had heard only part of it before. Thanks for posting it.

Mary said...

I'm sharing that story with the grandchildren when they come over today. Thanks!

Kerry McKibbins said...

Wishing you a very merry my friend.

Jessica said...

Hello, I just found your blog. I hope that you had a Merry Christmas and have a wonderful New Year!

Please stop by my blog at http://jessicaslilcorner.blogspot.com and say hello as well.

Mere said...

Happy New Year!!

Love, Mere

Tam said...

Happy New Year my blog Friend!

cityfarmer said...

happy new year dear new friend

jayedee said...

psst--i have a spring seed giveaway going over at my blog-


stop by and check it out, if you'd like!

Shana said...

Hope you had a great Christmas. Very cute picture of your kiddos. I especially like how the candy canes form a little heart on your daughter's jacket. Very cool!