The Restoration of Peter by Jesus after the Resurrection
“He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of John, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.” John 21:17 ASV
Illustration of Jesus telling Simon Peter to tend his sheep. Peter kneels before Christ and reaches out to take the shepherd’s staff being handed to him. Jesus’ left hand hovers over a flock of sheep that extend into the background. Two other disciples stand in the background (left). A town is in the distance.
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Benziger Brothers, Inc. Bible Stories for Little Children (New York, NY: Benziger Brothers, Inc., 1894) 97