Imagine what the church would be like if God had not scattered it among the nations. Imagine what God's people would be like if they were not scattered among the people of this world. Imagine what it would be like if the only friends you ever had believed in Christ. What would become of the effectiveness of the Gospel? What would become of the saying: "Iron sharpens Iron?" And what would we do if our sinful nature were surrounded by only those striving to remove themselves from this world? It is right that Jesus prayed we be left in the world. It is right that we should witness for Him among those who don't yet know Him. It is wonderous beauty that we should suffer in His name. It is right that we be reminded from whence we came. Glory to God for His wisdom and love!By His Grace.