The Good Shepherd, Jesus layed down his life so that we might live. The Good Shepherd, Jesus wants us to understand that he will not and he did not abandon us when life gets a little rough. He will watch over us. He will guide us. He will lead us home. When we hear him say "I Am The Good Shepherd images come to our minds. Images of us lying beside cool waters. Images of God leading us through the darkest valley and us fearing no evil. We hear the words “I am the Good Shepherd” and immediately our mind goes to Psalm 23 with its comforting words of guidance and assurance of God’s presence.