There is a song with the lyric "I get knocked down, but I get up again..."
In turn I like the image of a Phoenix rising from the ashes. It makes me think how we Christian's should never accept defeat.
Indeed our Lord has conquered that evil trinity of the world, the flesh and the devil. He made a spectacle of death. His enemies had him marked down as defeated, crushed forever, but he rose again in victory and still rises.
He too encourages us, though storms may rage, to rise from the rubble. To run and not grow weary, to walk and not faint, to mount up on wings like eagles!
So rise up church, roar like a mighty lion! In Christ we have the victory! - DTH