The image of Jesus as the Good Shepherd is a powerful self-image of God. The Shepherd is willing to do anything for even the least of his sheep; even laying down his life.
In turn, the sheep know the voice of the shepherd. Even the sound of God’s faint whisper in one’s heart is a cause for great joy.
O gracious God, incline Your ear to me and my heat to You. May I listen careful for the voice of Jesus today; He is my Good Shepherd.