Fall is a beautiful time. Leaves change color, falling to the ground, waiting to be gathered or decomposing, bringing nutrients to the soil. The grass stops growing, no longer needing cut, no more mowing. The flowers fade, going away for the winter, no more to be seen. It is the end of the growing season, harvesting finished for the year, crops no longer needing tending.
In life, there are things we hope to see and do no more, or not wanting to go through again. Words are said like, “I hope I never have to deal with that again.” Often we find them not going away but having to do it again or having to work through another bad or difficult circumstance.
There is a verse in Revelation 21 which gives a list of “no mores.” The first in the list is death, then sorrow, crying, pain, and tears. We all would love to see no more death, no more sorrow weighing heavy on hearts, no more tears from crying and no more pain being felt in various ways. No one desires more of these things.
We can be thankful for the hope that lives within us. It comes from the promise of God that one day, in the new heaven and new earth, created by God, there will be “no more.” I look forward to no more death, pain, sorrow, tears, and crying. Till that day comes, God has a reason for this day and all it brings.
God is giving people the opportunity to come to Him, His way. The longsuffering of our Lord is salvation for the unsaved. They have this timeframe of life to make the decision to trust Christ as their personal Savior. I am thankful some will come to Christ, because they will experience the “no mores” of Revelation 21:4.