The 12 days of Christmas: Day 11December 23, 2012
The Update of DeathDecember 28, 2012
It’s here! Today is the last day of our 12 days of Christmas. Tomorrow is Christmas day. I hope that the stories we’ve shared have brought the Christmas spirit into your home and helped spread a little bit more of Christmas cheer! Merry Christmas! (tonight would be a great night to read the story of the birth of Jesus)
Treat/gift idea: Candy Canes
The Legend of
the Candy Cane
Many years ago, a candy
maker in Indiana wanted to make a candy that would help people remember the
true meaning of Christmas.
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 also represents the Good
Shepherd’s staff with which He reaches down into the ditches of the world to
lift out the fallen lambs that have gone astray.
Lastly, the candy maker
added red stripes to symbolize the blood Jesus shed so that each of us can
repent and return to live with Him some day.
For those who have eyes to
see and ears to hear, the candy cane still stands as a witness of the true
meaning of Christmas.