In Genesis 11:4, some people decided to build a big tower. I had always thought (or heard) that this was because they wanted to save themselves from another possible Flood. But actually, the text as it reads says, "Then they said, 'Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves and not be scattered over the face of the whole earth.'"
It’s unclear why they were worried about being scattered all over the earth, but it is clear that they had two objectives: to build something that would reach to the heavens and to become famous.
And they accomplished their goals!
The very next verse says, "God came down to look over the city and the tower those people had built." Regardless of the actual height of the tower, it reached up into the heavens. God took notice and came down to see what they were doing. Regardless of their fame on the earth, they made a name for themselves with God! He paid attention to what they were doing.
Think of that! The Creator of the Universe pays attention to His creatures. He doesn't leave His creation to run amok, unsupervised, like unruly children whose parents have given up on them. He is interested in everything that is going on in this world, and He sees it all, right down to the very last detail.
In the courts of Heaven, we have made a name for ourselves. We are famous with our God, who loves us and cares about us. He takes notice of everything we do.