Preaching from the story of John the Baptist and the crowds that went out to him in the wilderness, Peter showed us how people from all walks of life recognized their separation from God and wanted to be reconciled to their Creator. John did not preach for personal gain. When pointing to Jesus, he told his listeners that he would not be worthy to untie the straps of Jesus’ sandals. God used John in a powerful way to convey the message of repentance that prepared the way for Jesus, who reconciles us to the Father. Sincere repentance leads to a changed life.