The Candymaker (#148)
Bible version used: KJV
“I am only a candymaker”, he thought sadly. “No one will listen to me when I tell of the wondrous love of my Lord, about how and why God entered our world, born as a baby in Bethlehem.”
“How can I tell the children about the love of Jesus?”, he wondered.
Then he smiled. “I will make them some candy. I will begin with pure white for the virgin birth of Jesus and his sinlessness. It will be hard, and pure. I will make it into the letter J so that all may be reminded that it is by the name of Jesus that we are saved from our sins. Either the letter J or the shepherd’s staff, so that we may know Jesus is our shepherd, our saviour and Lord.”
“To remember the awful price of Jesus’ love for me, I shall include red to tell of the blood he shed to save me from my sins. Three small stripes to show his scourging, and a large red strip for his blood shed on the cross by nails and spear.”
And so was made the candy cane: Crafted in love, and made to help us remember the costly love of Jesus.
The Bible says:
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believeth on him shall not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16
The love of Jesus is for you. Open your heart and believe!