As a child were you ever lost in a crowd? The feeling of aloneness and terror flash-freeze you in fear as you whirl round and round, desperately seeking a familiar face.  

We’re stranded here on earth, marooned, on the one hand, between streets of gold being trod by our dearly-departed-in-Christ and, on the other, our earthly path blanketed in darkness unless illuminated by the Light of the World.

Stranded, but never alone.

“The LORD himself will lead you and be with you. He will not fail you or abandon you, so do not lose courage or be afraid." 
Deuteronomy 31:8