Candy Cane Symbolism [Christmas Advent Post Series: December 23]
White and red striped candy canes are packed in boxes and arranged among Christmas candy aisles in stores, Christmas trees are adorned with the beauty of these candies, and people nibble on the peppermint taste of this Christmas treat.
Yet, beyond the eye’s viewing, these candies, perfectly designed with white and red stripes, are symbolic to the true meaning of Christmas.
CANDY CANE SYMBOLISM
MATTHEW 1:21 “She will give birth to a son, and you are to give Him the name Jesus, because He will save people from their sins.” (NIV)
JOHN 10:11 ““I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.”” (NIV)
-Hard Candy (The Rock):
PSALM 18:2 “The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.” (NIV)
1 JOHN 3:5 “But you know that He appeared so that He might take away our sins. And in Him is no sin.” (NIV)
MATTHEW 26:28 ““This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.”” (NIV)
Now, when you go to grab a white and red candy cane to eat or decorate with, remember the symbolism behind these peppermint beauties.
Thank you for reading my Christmas Advent Post Series for December 23. I encourage you to visit my blog daily for insights, devotionals, ideas, and more, as we countdown to Jesus’ Birthday!