# Electric field inside a sphere of charge

So I understand that to find the electric field inside a sphere of charge you can use Gauss's Law by drawing a sphere inside, enclosing the charge. But, intuitively, I don't understand it.. why don't the charges outside this sphere contribute to the electric field? I know the total flux through the sphere you've drawn will be zero, but I don't know, it just doesn't make sense visually to me.