Advent 22 - Candy

Christmas is candy! The Candy Cane is so simple yet so wonderfully Christmas. The way it tastes. The way it looks. The way it smells. Parents nowadays will tell you that sugar makes our kids excited, but the candy cane began as a way to help children sit still in church! It is shaped like a shepherd’s cane to remind us of the shepherds who first heard about the birth of the Messiah. Traditionally the white candy represents the holiness of the Christ-child and the red stripes of the love of Christ in addressing our sins in Christ’s life, death, and resurrection.

The candy cane is a wonderful example of how easily we can share small treats and be reminded of the Christmas story. Advent is almost over. Christmas is almost here. There is no expiration date on this story though. Taste and see that the Lord is good!
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