When you are trying to revive a dying fire, you don’t just add wood. You also need to rake the coals together. If you still have some embers, they need to be heaped together, and the flame will rekindle much more quickly. Hmmm. Reminds me of
Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.