After the resurrection of Jesus, there were many questions left unanswered. One of the most intriguing questions was what Peter said to Jesus after his resurrection. There are various accounts of this event in the Bible, and each account sheds light on what might have happened.
One account is found in John 21:15-17, where Jesus asks Peter three times if he loves him. This conversation takes place after Jesus has prepared breakfast for his disciples on the shore of the Sea of Galilee.
In this passage, Jesus asks Peter if he loves him more than these other disciples. Peter responds by saying that he loves Jesus.
Jesus then tells Peter to feed his lambs, tend his sheep, and feed his sheep. This exchange between Jesus and Peter shows that Jesus was entrusting his mission to Peter and giving him authority over his flock.
Another account is found in Luke 24:34, where it is mentioned that when the two disciples returned from Emmaus and told the Eleven that they had seen the Lord, Simon (Peter) reported that he too had seen the Lord. However, this passage does not explicitly say what Peter said to Jesus.
In Mark 16:7, an angel tells Mary Magdalene, Mary (the mother of James), and Salome to tell the disciples and Peter that Jesus will meet them in Galilee. This implies that there might have been a special message for Peter.
Overall, these accounts suggest that there might have been a personal interaction between Peter and Jesus after his resurrection. It is possible that Peter may have expressed remorse for denying Jesus three times before his death or perhaps asked for forgiveness for abandoning him at such a crucial time.
In any case, it is clear from these accounts that whatever was said between them resulted in a renewed sense of purpose and commissioning for Peter as a leader in spreading the gospel message.
In conclusion, while we may never know exactly what was said between Peter and Jesus after his resurrection, the accounts in the Bible suggest that it was a significant moment that resulted in Peter being entrusted with a crucial role in continuing Jesus’ mission on earth.