Render is showing nothing

I began working on texturing my scene and when I tried to render it to see how it looked, nothing showed up. However, if I saved the scene, quit Blender and reloaded it, it rendered just fine. Any ideas what might have happened so I can avoid it in the future?

There may be bugs in any software which are intermittent - they don’t show up every time, even if same steps are followed. Since in this case, there aren’t even steps, it is rather difficult to figure out what might have happened, unless someone has experienced same kind of issue.