The Candy Cane:


A Message About the Redeeming Power of Jesus Christ


Welcome! You are most likely visiting us because you received our tract, "The Meaning of the Candy Cane," and are curious about our ministry. We are still working on this website, but you can read below about Kylen's inspiration for the tract, and you are invited to leave us a comment! May the Lord richly bless you in 2018 and always.

The Legend of the Candy Cane


Kylen remembers his mom reading this book to him, about a mysterious candy man, who opens up shop, and teaches kids in a small town about the meaning of Christmas and the candy cane. This book was, in part, the inspiration behind Kylen writing a tract about the candy cane, to hand out in his neighborhood, just before Christmas, 2017.

"The Legend of the Candy Cane" is currently not available at ChristianBook.com (though they are a great source for Christian reading materials), but you can look for it on Amazon.

The Message of the Candy Cane


The candy cane is a beloved icon of the Christmas season. Many of us fondly remember happily licking one of these sugary treats at Grandma's house, or perhaps while watching a favorite Christmas movie. But candy canes are not merely another tasty sweet; they carry a powerful message which is meant to be shared with the world. It is a tale of love, sacrifice, and redemption; a tale of One Who was so much more than a man, Who laid down His life to save us from ourselves.

The crook symbolizes the shepherds to whom the glad tidings of Jesus' birth were first delivered. An angel from God told them that the Savior of the world had been born. These shepherds left their flocks and sought out the baby Jesus. When they knew that the Son of God was indeed come, they joyfully proclaimed the news everywhere, spreading the word about the long-awaited Messiah.

The color white represents His purity. While He was on earth, Jesus lived a perfect life. No sin was found in Him, from the moment He was born until his ascension into Heaven. He performed many miracles and taught people to love their enemies and pray for their persecutors.

The color red reminds us of the blood which Jesus shed when He was tortured and killed. Scourged and mocked, He hung nailed to a cross and slowly bled to death. As His life drained away, He prayed to His heavenly Father and asked that His murderers be forgiven. After hours of suffering, Jesus cried aloud and died.

Since the beginning of time, mankind has borne a terrible curse. We have sinned time and again, insulting and rejecting the One who created us. One day, every human being will stand before God, and He will judge us for the sins we committed against Him. We have no alibi, and all the evidence is against us. The jury has delivered the "guilty" verdict, and an eternity of suffering awaits us in Hell.

There is, however, good news! You see, Jesus didn't stay buried in that tomb. Death itself was unraveled, and He is alive again! Before the gavel falls, Jesus can step in and pay our debt. If we believe on Him, repent of our wrongdoings, and follow God, He will accept us as His own sons and daughters. He wants us to live with Him in Heaven for all of eternity, but we must be willing to let Him change our lives for the better. He has promised that His Spirit will guide us and help us to do what is right. No sin is too great for Him to forgive; no person is too broken for Him to fix. Trust in Jesus, and you will never be the same.

Never forget the message of the candy cane! May you have a very merry Christmas and a truly blessed New Year!

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