20 May Savannah or Jovannah? Who are you calling?
Have you ever had one of those phone calls when things didn’t go the right way?
Recently, I was occupied and could not answer my phone quickly enough. By the time, I reached my cell phone, the caller had hung up. A red button on the message icon alerted me that someone had left a voicemail.
Entering the correct prompts, I waited and listened for the details of the message. Static on the connection caused the words of the caller to fade in and out. There was something about a reservation for an upcoming trip.
I remembered there was also a prompt on the phone to allow me to read the “transcript” of the call.
Awesome. I would not need to listen anymore. Just read the message.
A person named Jovannah had called to alert me of changes in the reservation. No problem, I would call back and reschedule. All would work out fine.
Tapping the buttons on the phone, I was ready to speak with whoever answered and ask for Jovannah.
A friendly voice answered and gave the name of the hotel and provided their name, too.
“How may I assist you today?” The person inquired.
“Yes, I’m returning a call from Jovannah. I’m calling about rescheduling a reservation.”
“Who are you calling? What name did you say?”
“Jovannah. She called and left the nicest message. May I speak to Jovannah?” I asked.
A moment’s pause.
“Ma’am. There is no Jovannah here. Could you be trying to reach another hotel?”
My face began to blush even though I was alone and the person on the other end of the line couldn’t see me. How could I have made such a silly mistake?
Beginning to explain, I mentioned how the call came from that number and the transcript of the message said Jovannah called.
“Ma’am, could you possibly mean Savannah? Sometimes phones record the messages wrong. We have a Savannah and she is standing right here. Would you like to speak with her?”
Laughing, I said yes and waited for this person to begin speaking.
“Mrs. Henderson, this is Savannah. I left you a message about your reservation.”
As I explained the silly mistake, we both laughed and shared about other mishaps with phone messages at the hotel.
This experience reminded me how we each have unique names. Some of us are named by family members, some are named to carry on the family line, some names are chosen out of a baby book.
Do you know how you were named? Do you know the meaning of your name? Melissa means honeybee.
You have a name here on earth. The most important name you have is “child of God”. You were created by Him and you are loved by Him. I am thankful to be His child and He calls me by name.