REVIEW: Previous week’s candles. Advent symbols. How we are feeling about the upcoming arrival of the king.
LIGHT THE CANDLES AND ASK: What makes you feel peaceful? (blanket, cup of warm milk, hug, snuggles)
SAY: Those things help me feel peaceful too. (If your children mentioned cuddles or blankets, snuggle on the couch under blankets for the story today.) But you know what? The Peace that Jesus gives is even greater than a blanket or a warm cup of milk. Jesus is called “The Prince of Peace” because he gives us peace that nothing on earth can give. Jesus said, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”
ASK: The kings in this story had a lot to be afraid of. Like what? Why do you think they kept going?
ACTIVITY: Christmas is close. Are you feeling stressed or anxious? Take time this night to cuddle with your family. Have a special treat. Spend time together enjoying the Christmas lights. Feel the PEACE that Christ can bring.