WEEK 4 ADVENT FOR THE FAMILY WITH KINGS CROSS
For the fourth and final week of Advent, gather with the family to light the last coloured candle. This is the candle, and the week, of peace, in which we remember that the message of the angels is not only one of joy but of peace – God’s great shalom – when God puts everything back in its right place.
Explain: Explain that the fourth week of Advent is the week of peace and that during this week, we remember that God is still doing a great work of redemption in the world.
Read: Revelation 21: 1-4
Shalom is when God has put everything back in its right place. It is the great end of the story. All of our spiritual practices and disciplines are to this end of God’s peace. This is the work that God is doing in the world. It is the undoing of all evil, brokenness, and disease in God's creation. The world is put to rights. This is what happens when Jesus arrives. This is what we’re getting ready for.
End with a time of prayer