At our pastor's recommendation, we began reading through Come Thou Long Expected Jesus: Experiencing the Peace and Promise of Christmas. It's been a great way to orient our hearts and mind towards Jesus and the significances of Him coming to earth.
We also downloaded Andrew Peterson's "Behold the Lamb of God" album. It creatively goes through the Bible in song, showing how the Old Testament stories point to the coming of a Savior and ending in Jesus' birth. His song "Labor of Love" is very beautiful. I'll post it below.
Having a three year old, makes us realize in more of a real way how many distractions there are from focusing on Jesus at Christmastime. I hope to not let this season slip away without feeling the weight of God coming to earth; such humility, such love, such compassion, and such a relief for the world.