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The holidays are a time for family and traditions, and what better tradition than observing the season of Advent?

As we prepare our hearts, let’s take a look at some of our favorite Christmas traditions and see how we can use each one to point back to what Christmas is really about.

December 5:

The Candy Cane

In the 1900s a candy maker took a sugary candy stick and added color and flavor to it which can be used to illustrate the meaning of Christmas. The large red stripe represents the blood that was shed and the white represents the purity of Jesus. The candy is hard which reminds us that Jesus is our rock. Later, the hook was added to it so that it would look like a shepherd’s crook or if turned upside down it makes a ‘J’.

Psalm 34:8 says, “taste and see that the Lord is good.”

When we take a first step toward following Jesus we discover that He is good and kind and we begin to see His goodness all around us.

Take Away:

Which symbol of the candy cane is your favorite?

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