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"The Greatest of these is Love"

How amazing it is to me to look at the handiwork of God as He causes the seasons to change. If you live in the Central Region of America, you can really see God's handiwork as He causes the leaves on the trees to change colors in the Fall of the year.  How beautiful are the colors!  Some are red, yellow, orange and green; all are a different color coming from a different tree, but together they make a magnificent tapestry against the skyline. They are awesome! That is exactly the way I see our sorors of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Just as the leaves change colors and appear different, we do, too.  And just as the colorful leaves together present a magnificent picture, we do, too.  How is that possible?  It is because of LOVE. God loves and cares about all of His creation. He loves the leaves and the trees just as He loves you and me! 
Think about it. The seasons change; colors of the leaves change, and we change. But it is the love of God and of Delta that "keeps us keeping on." We know that our beloved sorority was founded on Christian principles and because of that we want to reflect this foundational truth in all that we say and do. Sorors seem to never tire of the many projects and programs that Delta Sigma Theta does year after year; the reason is because of LOVE.

1 Corinthians 13: 13 says "And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love."

There is another scripture I want to share; Proverbs 3:18 which says "She is a tree of life to those who lay hold of her; those who hold fast are called happy."  

Sorors you are a tree of life to so many people. You may not realize it but people are happy to see you involved with all you do. You are strong and confident and you get the job done. Yes, you are a strong tree. Think about yourself and your Delta sorors and identify what kind of tree you might be. I do not know about you, but I am not always the same kind of tree. Sometimes I am strong as a mighty oak. I am so strong that no matter what obstacles come my way, I am able to endure. For every mountain I have to climb, through every valley I must cross, I am strong as a mighty oak. Sometimes, I find myself as high as a Georgia pine. My mind gets to thinking, and I reflect over my life and am amazed how I made it; but I know it was God's amazing grace. 
And then sometimes I am like the Weeping Willow tree. I feel sad because people I love won't do the right thing. I am sensitive, my feelings get hurt, and I cry out and ask God, "Why?" I am like Jeremiah, the weeping prophet. Then God reminds me that I belong to Him. He dries my tears and brings back the balance that I need in my life.  

So, my sorors, please understand that it does not matter what kind of tree you are but what matters is, because of LOVE, be like what Jeremiah 17:7-8 says,
"Blessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is. For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit." 

There is an old gospel song which says, "I'm like a tree planted by the water, and I shall not be moved."
God bless you, my sorors.  Remember sorors, the greatest of these is LOVE, and we shall not be moved!

Rev. Doris Ann Graham, Ph.D.
Chaplain, St. Louis Alumnae Chapter 
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. 










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