This painting is entitled "I am the Good Shepherd" by Lee Hodges and beautifully illustrates the concept of Jesus as the Good Shepherd in John 10:11. The face of Jesus looks down at his lost sheep, with the cross in the background. I even see a sort of human face on the bottom left of the painting next to one of the sheep.
The Good Shepherd is not just an gently idealized pastoral shepherd. No--he lays down his life for the sheep; and sheep are stupid animals.
When I think about this, I realize how amazing Jesus' death really was. He laid down his life for us. The longer I live on this earth, the more I realize that we, like sheep, are "stupid animals"; yet, Jesus not only loves us, he loves us so much, that he gave up his life for us.