(CNSNews.com)- A student Bible club at a Nevada high
school will be able to distribute candy canes with the message “Jesus Loves
You,” following the intervention of a religious civil-liberties group.
Ironic since candy canes are already a religious symbol.
A Candy maker in Indiana wanted to make a candy that
would be a witness, 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. White to
symbolize the Virgin Birth and the sinless nature of Jesus, and hard to
symbolize the Solid Rock, the foundation of the Church, and firmness of the
promises of God.
The candy maker made the candy in the form of a “J” to
represent the precious name of Jesus, who came to earth as our Savior. It could
also represent the staff of the “Good Shepherd” with which he reaches down into
the ditches of the world to life out the fallen lambs who, like all sheep, have
Thinking that the candy was somewhat plain, the candy
maker stained it with red stripes. He used three small stripes to show the
stripes of the scourging Jesus received by which we are healed. The large red
stripe was for the blood shed by Christ on the cross so that we could have the
promise of eternal life.