Every picture tells a story. I love the story behind this picture. My friend Harry, his brother Charles and his Dad were on safari in Africa. Charles shot a Blue Wildebeest and the professional hunter had posed the critter for the obligatory photo. As they were taking the picture you see, Harry kept feeling that the animal might still be alive. He shared his concern with the PH, who smoothly replied in his Africans accent, “Do not worry Harold, the beast is dead.” About 30 seconds after this photo was taken, the beast (who was not dead) jumped up and ran off leaving the 3 hunters and their PH dumbfounded.
Sometimes that is exactly what life is like. You think you have it in the bag, you are busy with self congratulations, and celebratory photos, when it (whatever it is), jumps up and runs away leaving you with your jaw on the ground. The good news is that God gives us second chances. And third and fourth and as many chances as we need to get it right. God is for us. He wants us to succeed, to become all He made us to be. He will keep drawing us back, over and over again, until we get it right.