THE CANDY CANE
It had to be special to be a gift for the King of Kings, thought the humble candy maker from Indiana.
Not just any piece of candy would do. It had to be hard candy because the church is built on solid rock and God's promises are a firm foundation.
It would be formed in the shape of the Good Shepherd's staff. A "J" that would also stand for the precious name of Jesus.
But it had to say more. White stripes would symbolize the virgin birth and sinless nature of Christ.
Three small red stripes would represent the scourging Jesus suffered on His way to the cross.
One large red stripe would remind those with eyes to see, and ears to hear of the blood Jesus shed in payment for our sins.