From December Newsletters:
Even with months of effort and care from our volunteers, until this month, the house has been just an empty shell. Without people living inside, it isn’t complete. Once the family moves in, however, their activity, energy, and spirit will fill the house and make it a home, a place full of life—which has been the purpose of the project all along.
Similarly, our bodies are not finished without our spirits, and the power of God connects them to make us complete. The scriptures talk about the idea of “quickening,” where the Spirit binds body and spirit to create an eternal, living soul. The idea of quickening goes beyond that as well: although we may be “alive” by definition—a spirit in a body—the quickening of the Holy Spirit brings life to our spirits, giving us light, meaning, and fullness. To be whole and complete, we need God in our lives.
Quicken me, O Lord, according to thy lovingkindness. (Psalms 119: 159)