Almost everyone has heard of the candy cane story. The “J” illustrates the name of Jesus, the red represents the blood He shed, and the white depicts purity. What a cute lesson for children.
I thought I might take it a bit farther because I looked up the definition of cane and discovered the magnitude of how fitting it has been for me.
What is a cane?
: a short stick that often has a curved handle and is used to help someone to walk
The Word of the Lord embodies a cane, which helps me to walk out my faith.
: a form of punishment in which a person is hit with a cane or stick
The Lord chastised me and made my crooked paths straight.
: the hard hollow stem of a plant (such as bamboo or reed) that is used to make furniture and baskets
A cane symbolizes the Lord’s sure foundation wherein I can rest, yet it’s flexible enough to grant me mercy, hope, and forgiveness for the journey.
Knowing the Lord, would you agree? Share your thoughts.
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