As we begin the 2019-2020 school year we rejoice, for by the cross of Christ, He is gathering “all nations and tongues” (Is. 66:18). Many “will come from east and west, and from north and south, and recline at the table in the kingdom of God” (Luke 13:29), but only by the narrow way of the cross, which Christ experienced “for the joy set before him” (Heb 12.2). Those who refuse to follow Christ crucified will ultimately find only “weeping and gnashing of teeth” (Luke 13:28), whereas Christ’s disciples—those “looking to Jesus” (Heb 12.2)—from all the nations, will know the glory of heaven, eating and drinking and worshipping with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and all the heavenly host.