Just before this verse, the chapter is warning people to listen carefully to the truth so as to not drift away. Also, that escaping isn’t really what happens if we ignore the salvation offered to us by Jesus. Wow.
But then.. the thought as in this above verse, that mankind is somehow so important to God. Somehow unique and so special to God.
Let us not take for granted the gift of eternal life offered to us .. and the authority that we have been given “over all things”. [Hebrews 2:8]