The Adopted One

This past November I was invited to share at The Simply Jesus Gathering in Denver, CO. The mandate was simple – share something you are currently discovering about Jesus. I knew instantly what I’d share since these past fourteen months I’ve been seeing Jesus through a new lens.

Here is my offering to the Jesus conversation…


Afterwards I was approached my birth moms, adoptive parents, adopted adults and soon-to-be adoptive parents to share stories about living adopted. I chatted with colleagues who told me they’d never considered the ramifications of Jesus as the Adopted One, or even thought of Jesus as adopted. How energizing to partake in these conversations around Jesus and consider together what His membership in the company of the adopted might mean for our own understanding and practice of adoption and how we build community for the New City!

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3 thoughts on “The Adopted One”

  1. Nicole Joshua
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    Amazing! What a thought! I’m excited to read the text through this lens now 🙂 it also makes me excited about the journey that Francesco and I will be embarking on next year. Thank you for sharing this Kelley. Love you.

  2. BarbaraB
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    I love seeing Jesus in this light! Thank you, Kelley.

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