from Drs. Dew and Hodgson and the staff at Azzore Veterinary Specialists
The First Candy Cane
There was a candy maker that loved Jesus very much, so much so that he decided to create something special to commemorate Jesus’ birthday. He decided to use his talents to make a special candy to honor Jesus, so he designed the very first Candy Cane.
If you hold the candy cane upright, it is in the shape of the shepherd’s staff.
The shepherds were the first people to praise the birth of Jesus. The shepherds used the staff to care for their sheep, the bible tells us that Jesus is our shepherd and that he will care for us always.
If you turn your candy cane upside down it becomes the letter “J”, the first letter of Jesus’ name, reminding us to keep Jesus first in our lives.
The old candy maker put stripes on the cane, because the scripture tells us that by Jesus’ stripes are we healed. Jesus was beaten and crucified in payment for our sins. So the candy cane is white with red stripes to remind us that it was the blood of Jesus that washed away our sins and made us pure, white, acceptable before God. One bold stripe represents the one true God, the creator, father of us all.
The three fine stripes represent the Trinity; one God whom has revealed himself to us as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
This Christmas and for many to come you will see, touch and taste many variations of the Candy Cane. It is our hope that when you do, you recall this story, the love that went into creating the first Candy Cane, and the Greatest Gift ever given, the gift of Salvation through Jesus.
Wishing you all a Joyous Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous New Year!
- – Dr. Dew, Dr. Hodgson,
and the Azzore Veterinary Specialists Staff