God’s people are specially privileged to know Him. That has looked different at different times: hear His voice, see His presence in fire/cloud, have the Holy Spirit in you, etc.
But it’s not b/c we’re special and can rise to His level, but that He’s loving and can come down to ours. To the point of becoming human and doing what we cdn’t do for ourselves.
It’s not that we are (or people in other times were) special, but that He is.