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These are little lessons I guess about Christmas things that we may not think has any Christian value but they actually do. I will be adding one every couple days. Great lesson for kids.
The candy cane is a beautiful Christmas object lesson with which to share the true meaning of Christmas. Hold up a candy cane and describe it.
Based on observations, everything has something to say about Jesus Christ.
"the white" - Jesus was pure and holy; He was without sin.
Hebrews 4:15: For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are--yet was without sin. "
"The white" is also a picture of how God washes our sins away and makes us white as snow when we trust in Jesus as our Saviour.
Isaiah 1:18: ""Come now, let us reason together," says the Lord. "Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool."
"the red stripes" - the red, of course, is a picture of the blood Jesus shed for each of us; the red stripes depict the stripes on His back as He was beaten.
Isaiah 53:5: "But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. "
"the hardness of the candy" - the hardness represents that Jesus is our "Rock"; if we build our lives upon Him, they will be secure and lasting
Luke 6:38: "He is like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock. When a flood came, the torrent struck that house but could not shake it, because it was well built. "
Ephesians 2:20: "built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone."
1 Peter 2:6: "For in Scripture it says: "See, I lay a stone in Zion, a chosen and precious cornerstone, and the one who trusts in him will never be put to shame."
"the candy cane's shape" - the candy cane is shaped like a shepherd's staff; the Bible calls Jesus our Good Shepherd who watches over us and cares for us; we are called the sheep of His pasture.
John 10:11: "I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep."
Psalm 100:3: "Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture."
"upside down candy cane" - if you turn the candy cane upside down though, it makes a J for Jesus!
Matthew 1:21: "She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins."
The Candy was invented by a man in Indiana with sole purpose to represent to symbolize Jesus.
Unfortunately, the candy became known as a Candy Cane, a meaningless decoration now to be seen at Christmas time. But the truth is that there is still meaning to those who "have eyes to see and ears to hear".
Hope you enjoyed!
Thank you JMC1988 for the beautiful siggy!
Last edited by Mami; November 29th, 2010 at 08:48 AM.