MEMPHIS, TN — Local mom Chloe Levy joined the ranks of saints gone before, saving a sermon from disaster by pulling out an emergency supply of Cheerios.
"I tell you what - there was great rejoicing in Heaven when she pulled those Cheerios out of that purse," said Associate Pastor Jimmy Solomon. "Ms. Levy is a legend."
A mere thirty seconds into this morning's sermon, catastrophe struck as unrelenting hunger pangs seized eighteen-month-old Jordan Levy. "The boy went absolutely psycho," said Jordan's father, Doug Levy. "His wailing shook the pews, and nothing but food was going to calm him. He wouldn't let us hold him, he swatted away toys - the situation was devolving rapidly."
With the sermon hanging in the balance, Mrs. Levy furiously dug through her purse. "For such a time as this," she quoted, as her hand grasped the emergency bag of Cheerios. "It was like an audible river of peace came flowing from the bag. Jordan instantly went silent, and you could hear the entire congregation exhale. It was all by God's grace. I'm just a tool in His hands -- one that He uses to pass out Cheerios."
At publishing time, Zondervan Publishers had contacted Mrs. Levy about being included in an upcoming anthology, Living Saints.
It's a serious medical emergency: you're minding your own business when you hear an opinion you slightly disagree with.