Shepherds are to know their sheep. They are to protect them, guard them, guide them, and even know their names.
The sheep, likewise, will know their shepherd. They will hear his voice and come after him.
Jesus Christ says in John 10 - "I AM the Good Shepherd..."
Do we know His voice? Do we trust in Him?
Please listen to this lesson regarding shepherds in the church, and the Good Shepherd that we have in Jesus Christ.