Does Jesus Like Candy Canes, I Wonder
I wonder what Jesus must think of our celebration of His birth. I wonder what He thinks of the ribbons of red, fancy colored lights, candy canes, feasts, trees in our living room and a lot of packages under the tree. Oh, and lets not forget about Santa Claus. Just where does Santa fit into the birth of Jesus. Do we do this for Him or for us? It seems to me, things have gotten a little out of hand. It all seems a little crazy to me. Yet, any reminder of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is a good thing for all. I love Christmas. I love the ribbons and fancy lights and all the cool stuff I get every year. And I love Santa too. I do, I have to confess. But I love Jesus more than anything in my life. I love celebrating Him. I love worshiping Him with Christmas Carrolls, and the bible study I do with my family every year. I think it is especially wonderful when we find Him here with us in the middle of all this craziness. I mean, when we can take some of the silly Christmas traditions we have and turn it into something about Him, that makes them not so silly anymore. Right? For example, the Candy Cane Poem reminds us that Jesus is the reason for the season. So I wonder if Jesus likes candy canes? I don’t know the answer to that but He must be glad for the reminder of the real reason for the season. For the history of candy canes read more HERE.The candy cane poem gives us just that.
The Candy Cane Poem
It’s just a little Christmas treat, but also (did you know?)
It represents our Savior born so long ago.
The shape is like a “J” to symbolize His name.
The white is for His life, Holy, without blame.
And the stripe of red is for His blood so pure and freely given
that we might spend eternity with our Lord in Heaven.
I have also seen this poem written like this:
Look at the Candy Cane
What do you see?
Stripes that are red
Like the blood shed for me
White is for my Savior
Who’s sinless and pure!
“J” is for Jesus My Lord, that’s for sure!
Turn it around
And a staff you will see
Jesus my shepherd
Was born for Me!
You can get our Printables of these poems HERE. Print them on card stock or just plain paper. Punch a hole in the top and tie them to a candy cane to give to a friend. I wonder what they might like candy canes just a little bit more when they know the they are made in the shape of a “J” for Jesus! Knowing that makes the candy cane a little more special.
The candy cane is just another silly Christmas tradition. But the candy cane poem changes all of that for me. I will never eat a candy cane again without thinking about the real reason we celebrate Christmas. Finding Jesus in our silly Christmas traditions makes them not so silly anymore. I wonder if Jesus likes Candy Canes? I don’t know but the next time I eat one I will be sharing it with Him.