[Jesus said]: “I am the Good Shepherd. The Good Shepherd lays down His life for the sheep” (John 10:11).
No one could possibly take Jesus’ life from Him against His will. Right before healing the blind man, Jesus’ enemies had tried to take His life by stoning Him, but Jesus slipped away from them. They would pick up stones again in the passage right after this, but Jesus would escape their grasp. Later in John’s Gospel the men who came to arrest Jesus, drew back and fell to the ground at Jesus’ word, “I am He.” There was no mistaking who was really in charge of the situation.