Limited or Universal Atonement (2) (John 10:27-30 (COD Head 2 Article 8)

We know that Christ is the Good Shepherd and there is no shepherd that even compares to Christ in terms of His caring for the sheep.  We also know that God is gracious and good in terms of HIs care for His people.  We also know that Christ is so gracious that He is going to do what is right and consistent with His gracious will.  So, is it gracious that God decides who receives the work of Christ?  What basis would we have to make the claim that God limits the work of Christ? So, we continue to deal with the question of how many people are impacted by the work of Christ?