The LEGEND of the Candy Cane
A Candymaker in Indiana wanted to make a candy that would help us remember who Christmas is really about. So he made a Christmas Candy Cane. He incorporated 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 sinless nature of Jesus. Hard candy to symbolize the solid rock, the foundation of the Church, and firmness of the promises of God.
The candymaker made the candy in the form of a "J" to represent the name of Jesus. It also represented the staff of the "Good Shepherd".
The candymaker then included red stripes. He used three small stripes and a large red stripe to represent the suffering Christ endured at the end of his life.
The candy became known as a Candy Cane - a decoration seen at Christmas time. The meaning has faded, but still gives joy to children young and old, whom Jesus loves and treasures.
Hope all of you are having a wonderful Christmas season...we finally started getting some colder weather...so that helps with the whole holiday spirit thing.
I just love that...there are other stories out there, too...but this one is the one I wanted to share...enjoy...
In other news...
I am having to return to the doctor for further test tomorrow on my UTI...it seems the meds I was given last Thursday are gone but the urinary tract infection isn't...I won't be able to get in to see the doctor till Thursday...but the nurse tells me with more involved testing it will take that long to get the results...Have I told you how much FUN menopause is...plus I think he needs to change my meds for this cold/sinusthingy, too...so far that is still lurking...but the ear is much better...thanks for all your kind wishes, thoughts and prayers...please keep em' coming...I'm thinking this week is going to be a little stressful with all I have to do...I don't have time to be sick!!