Prayer for you, as you journey to Bethlehem.
Praise God, for a spirit of all things Christmas.

Legend of the Candy Cane

August was a candy maker in Cologne, Germany. And one Christmas Eve, many, many years ago, he brought a special gift to the grand cathedral in Cologne. It was the very first candy cane . . . and August had made it himself.

“I gave it the shape of the letter ‘J,’ the first letter of Jesus’ name.” August told the king. “And, as you can see, when I turn it upside down, it becomes a shepherd’s staff. Jesus, you know, is our Good Shepherd.”

“It is made of pure, white peppermint to remind us that Jesus is pure–the Son of God! But it is also striped with red. That reminds us of the blood Jesus shed for you and for me,” August concluded.

“I see!” the king replied, smiling broadly. “It stands for JESUS!”

In the name of Jesus, Messiah, the Promised One,
Janet Waters, Brentwood Baptist Church member/Prayer Room Intercessor

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