Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Earthly Treasure Points to Heavenly Treasure

(Yes, my parents did listen to this song when I was a child.  You don't run across this song by accident over the interwebs, even when searching youtube "Schatzi only polka".)

I think I may have mentioned before that my daddy was Hungarian.  I may have also mentioned that my father and mother had friends here in Chicago who were from his village.  Somehow among those friends was a German couple.   I don't remember their names.   They were not among the group very often.  The only thing I really remember about them is that the man pronounced my last name in the German way, not the American, and that he called his wife "Schatzi".   I'm not sure if that was her name or not.   I found out later, when I was learning German in High School, that "schatzi" means treasure.   Isn't that a beautiful thing to call someone, whether it is a given name, or a nickname?
I can understand how one could call their spouse a treasure.   My Bob is a real treasure.   In Ephesians it says " Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her ".   I can truly see that my husband's goal is to do exactly that, every day.   What a blessing to me!   I know my husband isn't perfect (who is?), but when I see how he loves me, and I think about how Jesus, who is perfect, loves me so much more, I feel like a treasure!
So what is my treasure?   I guess it's only truthful to say I have two.  Bob, whose goodness, patience, and faithfulness points me to my ultimate treasure, Jesus.

Yes, I do treasure his creativity and sense of humor.

Today we have the One Word at a Time blog carnival over on Peter Pollock's blog. Today's one word is treasure. Click here to find out what others have to say about treasure.


Lisa notes... said...

Listening to the song and smiling... :-)

I am thinking that Schatzi is what my neighbor just named his new puppy! He told me it was German.

Thankful for my treasure in my husband and in Jesus too.

Anonymous said...

Love that picture. Having a marriage built on Jesus is an endless blessing! I was blessed reading this today, Helen. Thanks.

Russell Holloway said...

Cool Music. Thanks for the post :-)

katdish said...

Aw, that's awesome. I'm sure you are Bob's treasure as well. Love that picture.

A Joyful Noise said...

Thank you for reminding me that my Bob is also my treasure pointing me to the ultimate treasure, Jesus.
Great Post and I love the name Schatzi your friend gave to his wife.

Anonymous said...

this blog is so damn funny! love it!
greetings from germany

Billy Coffey said...

Any man with a hat and a gun is tops in my book.