In this passage, we see Jesus saying 'I am the Good Shepherd'. God used the phrase and then Jesus used it -I Am. In doing this, everyone would realize that Jesus is also saying the he is God. God referred to himself as the shepherd of Israel. We see Jesus valuing the sheep more that he values his own life. His actions are selfless and voluntary - driven by his love for the people that God had given him. It is humbling to realize what Jesus has done for us and this causes us to be grateful and to worship. Knowing that Jesus is the Good Shepherd brings us great hope.