Candy canes are a staple at Christmastime. We probably all have a few leftover at this point. Now that the wrappings are gone and the season is behind us, let us reflect on the lasting and true meaning of Christmas as told through the candy cane. (SOURCE: https://www.sermons4kids.com/candycane.html)
Look at the candy cane like the letter J. Jesus starts with the letter J, so that should remind us of Jesus and help us to remember that Christmas is Jesus' birthday.
If you look at the candy cane the other way, it looks like a shepherd's crook. The shepherd used his crook to keep the sheep from wandering away from the flock and getting lost or eaten by a wild animal. The Bible says, "The Lord is my shepherd." The candy cane should remind us that Jesus is our shepherd and he will keep us from wandering away and getting lost or hurt.
The candy cane is mostly white. White is a symbol of purity. That should remind us that Jesus was the spotless Lamb of God and that because he came to be the sacrifice for our sin, we can become as white as snow.
As you know, the candy cane has red stripes. The Bible tells us that before he was crucified, Jesus was beaten with a whip which made blood-red stripes across his back. The Bible says that we are healed by those stripes. The stripes on the candy cane should remind us that Jesus suffered and died, so that we can have everlasting life.
Enjoy your candy cane from this new perspective.
"Looking at little life moments with a spiritual eye."