Being known by God is a critical concept in the Bible. It is, however, neglected in exegesis and theology. This article wants to revive interest in the theme by reflecting on its definition and considering its pastoral function in the Bible. Being known by God is roughly equivalent to three related ideas: belonging to God, being loved or chosen by God, and being a child of God.
Reflecting on the influx on immigrants from other countries into the West, this article seeks to keep the balance in thinking about national security, welfare, Christian care and morality. The author expresses the need for a rethinking among Christians on border security and immigration, with a call to show care and love to strangers.