a shepherd glances

I've been pondering a Christmas haiku for this year, and I think I'm satisfied. I found this good picture to go with it, too (slightly altered). The lines are:
A shepherd glances
at the Lord's gathered subjects,
looks down, and shivers.

I was thinking of our current difficulties here, and how weak and few (and often disappointing) the followers of Jesus are. The shepherds gathered in that barn might have looked at themselves and asked, "Are we all there is?" And I think that's the constantly reoccurring feeling for Jesus' followers ever since then.

The answer, though, is no, we aren't all there is. There's much, much more.