A friend of mine requested that I share this beautiful story for Christmas, so here it is. The author is unknown from the piece that I have, so if someone knows the author, please share!!! I pray you will be blessed by this story, hold it close to your heart and share it with others - the message is profound!!!
"A candy maker wanted to make a candy that would be a witness for his Savior, so he made the 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. The white symbolized the Virgin Birth (Isaiah 7:14 and Luke 1:26-35) and the sinless nature of Jesus (I John 3:5). The hardness of the candy symbolized the Solid Rock (I Corinthians 10:4) the foundation of the Church (Matthew 16:18), and the firmness of the promises of God (Psalm 18:30-32). The candy maker made the candy into the form of a "J" to represent the precious name of Jesus, who came to earth as our Savior (John 3:16-17), and a symbol to represent the staff of the Good Shepherd (John 10:14). Thinking that the candy was somewhat plain, the candy maker decided to stain it with three small red stripes, representing the stripes of the scourging Jesus received prior to His crucifixion (Mark 15:15-20) for our healing (Isaiah 53:5). the large red stripe represents the shedding of His blood on the cross for our salvation (Romans 5:9; Ephesians 1:7)."
One Star, one Child, one Holy Night........the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. Allow Him to come into your heart tonight. He came to save us all, not some, not part, not most, but all. Blessings to you this Glorious Christmas night!!!