Jeremiah 23:3 Then I myself will gather the remnant of my flock out of all the lands where I have driven them, and I will bring them back to their fold, and they shall be fruitful and multiply. * * * * * * * In the history of the people of God, we have been scattered and gathered. Scattering doesn't take too much work. We scatter out of fear, guilt, greed and being just plain sick of people. Scattering is easy. We can do it in a blink. Gathering is a whole, different ballgame. It takes committment and leadership, organizational skills, and alot of motivation. Gatherings that really matter are costly and require a single-minded, life-long focus. I lose sleep thinking about all the scattering that happens. I sleep pretty good knowing that God is relentlessly doing the gathering. * * * * * * * Gather us in, Lord, Amen.