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Gary Godard Chief Technical Officer
According to history, the choir master at Cologne Cathedral
in Cologne, Germany had a candy maker produce the first
crooked canes in 1670.
The purpose was to keep the children quite during the
But wisdom is justified of all her children.
LIGHT from the WORD.
God's wisdom has been given to His people through the years.
They have used that wisdom to reflect Christ in many symbols.
The candy cane is one of those symbols.
The choir master (at Cologne Cathedral) asked the
candy maker to employ the crook to remind children
of the shepherds that visited at Jesus' birth.
When the curve is at the bottom, the "J" reminds us of Jesus.
If you turn the stick so the curve is at the top, it looks like a
shepherd's staff and reminds us He is The Good Shepherd.
The candy cane is "hard candy," to represent the "ROCK"
of our salvation, Jesus Christ.
The white part of the cane represents the purity and
sinlessness of our Lord, Jesus.
Even later, in the 1900's an Indiana citizen added
peppermint flavor, perhaps to remind us of "hyssop."
Hyssop was associated with purification and cleansing.
Jesus purifies a sinful soul and cleanses a degenerate heart.
True candy canes have 3 stripes of red winding around
One red stripe is large, and the other two are small.
The two smaller ones represent the stripes that Christ
received at the hand of the soldier for our sake.
The large red stripe represents the blood of Christ that
was shed for our sins.
So now, you can tell someone the story of Jesus as you
give them a candy cane.
Make EVERY occasion a PULPIT!