Here With Us


Everything changed that night.  The night my Savior, Jesus Christ, was born. 

On posts like this, I always struggle with what to say, how to say it, and saying enough.  I want readers who don't know the love of Christ to seek more answers to their questions after reading my words.  I want to inspire all of you to be full of hope as we await the return of our Savior.  I want us all to grasp how long and how wide and how high and how deep is the love of God, so big in fact that He sent his son to this earth to die for your sins and mine.  

After much prayer over my words, I was reminded I share my life on these pages.  I'm not a Bible scholar nor are you coming here expecting to get a super eloquent message about Christmas.  Instead you come here to read a little about my life and what's important to me.  

Every Christmas season this exact song brings me to tears.  I might have even shared it in this space before, but I think it's worthy enough for another share {and definitely more-if we're counting}.

Here With Us-you can listen to the song on this link, but pay attention to the lyrics.
It's still a mystery to me
That the hands of God could be so small
How tiny fingers reaching in the night
Were the very hands that measured the sky

Hallelujah, hallelujah
Heaven's love reaching down to save the world
Hallelujah, hallelujah, son of God, servant King
Here with us, You're here with us

It's still a mystery to me
How His infant eyes have seen the dawn of time
How His ears have heard an angel's symphony
But still Mary had to rock her Savior to sleep

Hallelujah, hallelujah
Heaven's love reaching down to save the world
Hallelujah, hallelujah, son of God, servant King
Here with us, You're here with us
You're here with us

Jesus, the Christ, born in Bethlehem
A baby born to save, to save the souls of man

Hallelujah, hallelujah
Heaven's love reaching down to save the world
Hallelujah, hallelujah, son of God, servant King
Here with us

Hallelujah, hallelujah
Heaven's love reaching down to save the world
Hallelujah, hallelujah, son of God, servant King
Here with us, You're here with us
You're here with us

Never as much as in this past year, have I felt the urgency of our Savior returning.  As we hope and long for the day, I pray you have a relationship with Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior. It's the best Christmas gift you could ever receive.

You can read posts from the past about Christmas here...

Wishing you lots of love this Christmas season! 
Merry, Merry Christmas, Friends!

I'll be taking a little break from the blog to enjoy Christmas and then the week after I'll be visiting my family in Missouri but I will be sharing our life over on Instagram.  Please follow along with us over there.  I'll be back in this space on January 4th!  Ready to tackle 2021!  I hope you'll join me!

Thank you so much for being a part of my 2020!  
XO

11 comments

Jen said...

Perfect

Brantlee said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family! Safe travels...see you back here in January.

Elspeth Mizner said...

Have a wonderful and Merry Christmas!!! See you in 2021!
www.elspethsdaybyday.com

Julee said...

Hi Erika,

I just wanted to say thank you for your message today. I have been a long time reader but always nervous to post a comment and I just wanted to say thank you. I couldn't agree more with what you said about never as much as this year feeling the urgency of our Savior returning.

I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!

~ Julee :)

Meagan said...

Love you! Merry Christmas, friend.

Erika Slaughter said...

Julee-Thank you for your kind words. You'll never know how much they mean to me. Merry Christmas!

Dustie Day said...

Merry, Merry Christmas Erika! Love these words today and now more then ever we need so many to hear these words. Blessing to you and your family this Christmas!

Maggie Eterno said...

Perfectly said!!! Enjoy your time with your family and safe travels!

Auntie T said...

Merry Christmas from Alabama! Thank you for sharing about Christmas and your witness everyday!

Janet said...

Merry Christmas Slaughter Family!

Mary said...

Thanks for your post Erika! Love that song too! Thank you for sharing not only your life and beautiful family; but also having the courage to let your love for the Lord shine! Blessings to you and ALL the Slaughters in 2021! Xo