This beautiful aayat is the fourteenth aayat of Suratul Waaqi'ah. It is talking about "the Saabiqoon", those who have gone ahead, those who are the closest to Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'aala. There will only be a few in the later times ie our times.
But these Sabiqoon are still there, even if few in number. So search for them, even if it takes your whole life. And once you have found one, grab unto the him and never let go, even for a second, for he is mercy from Allah the Greatest, and He has guided you to one of His lover.