Yet even this reminds us that we cannot be forgotten, left behind, forsaken, or passed over. We are numbered and accounted for: our names are recorded in Creation itself. We have only to cling on to the living Christ with a living, cultivated and growing faith in Him for our names to be recorded in the Book of Life.
I adore thee, O Lord Jesu Christ, descending into hell and sending forth thy prisoners: I beseech thee, suffer me not to enter there. Amen