17th November was a very special anniversary for us. On that day in 2015 Best Beloved rang the cancer remission bell at Shands Hospital in Florid. He struck the bell so energetically that a passing doctor laughed out loud and congratulated him on his deliverance. So we humans mark the milestones of our lives, celebrating victories won, bewailing battles lost, all to remind us not to forget, because only in the remembering do we learn and grow.
The importance of not forgetting the mercy of God to us is a thread throughout scripture. It is the only way we can be a people of gratitude. Moses said to the Israelites, “This is a day to remember forever—the day you left Egypt, the place of your slavery. Today the Lord has brought you out by the power of his mighty hand."  Our Lord Jesus said to his disciples, "This is my body, broken for you. Do this in remembrance of me." The more we practice remembering, the more our hearts are warmed towards the God of our salvation and the less likely we are of becoming ungrateful backsliders..
In my youth in South Africa we used to sing a little song,  "When I remember what the Lord has done. I'll never go back anymore." If I had a bell like the one in Pete's photo I would strike it with all my might today. But since I don't,  I  will just" "Raise a Hallelujah" in thanksgiving!