According to USA Today, a 56-year-old man in Paraguay wants to adopt 1,000 poor foreign children. The man is a German citizen, which would enable the children to benefit from German social services. The politics and ethics of that can be debated, but we have an even greater offer: we have a Father in heaven who wants a big family, and the benefits are awesome.

J. Michael Shannon is professor of preaching at Cincinnati Bible College in Cincinnati, OH.