The Write Place- Curtis Bruce Kessler

June 8, 2010

A Little Star-dust Caught

Filed under: Uncategorized — cbkessler @ 3:20 am

“A Little Star-dust Caught”

My wife and I had the opportunity to go to Hawaii for our vacation. We were blessed and rewarded with memories that will last a lifetime. One special day will always be impressed upon my heart and I would like to share that with you.

We decided to climb the 150,000 year old extinct volcano known as Diamondhead. Everything we read about this trip warned us of the difficulty of the climb, the time to make the climb up and down, to bring an ample supply of water, and to wear the right shoes/clothing for this arduous hike. Indeed the trip to the top began easy enough but increased with difficulty with every turn. There were steep climbs, dark tunnels to pass through, even steeper stair-steps. At one point we considered calling it quits but the goal was firmly planted in our hearts and we persevered. The view from the top of Diamondhead was magnificent and worth whatever the cost. The deep blue sea was so clear you could see right through to the very depth of the ocean. You could see the coral beneath, the sand, the lovely way the waves rolled gently to land as if they were tenderly caressing the shore. The grandeur of nature was being displayed right before our eyes. It seemed too beautiful to be true, yet, there we were in awe. I couldn’t help but be stirred and moved for clearly, as Henry David Thoreau penned in Walden, or Life in the Woods, “It is a little star-dust caught, a segment of the rainbow which I have clutched.”
I was indeed touched by this divine masterpiece and as I looked into the vast deep blue sea my soul was stirred with the wonderful Biblical picture in Revelations 22:1 of the “pure river of water of life, clear as crystal proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb.” In this beautiful place there is “no night there, no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying” but only “the Light of the Lamb.” Rev.21:4, 21:23. “A little star-dust caught” describes well my epiphany on Diamondhead. I long for the days to see my friends who have moved on to the crystal waters of Heaven and then finally be able to say “Hello, I love you” to my dad again.
My wife and I will pursue our divine destiny with the same diligence and determination exercised in climbing Diamondhead. Nothing or no one will interfere with reaching our goal of Heaven. Will you? Life is sometimes easy but difficulty is always around the corner. Are you prepared for such difficulties and have you put on the right attire for this divine journey? Only through the Risen Savior can this be possible or even a reality.

Titus 3:7 “that having been justified by His grace we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.”

God bless,
Bruce Kessler



  1. Brother Bruce, You are a poet with heart for God and His beauty! Thank you brother for sharing this wonderful picture of paradise!


    brother Charles Vallee

    Comment by Charles Vallee — June 8, 2010 @ 4:23 am | Reply

  2. Once again, Thanks !

    Comment by linda — June 8, 2010 @ 5:34 pm | Reply

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