We realise that this is an unusual place for an answer to a gardening problem.
Japanese knotweed naturally grows on the volcanic slopes of mountain ranges in Japan. It was brought to the United Kingdom around 1825 to be an ornamental plant. However wherever it was planted it grew prolifically and over here there was nothing to keep its growth down like natural parasites or insects etc.
At Wallington Gospel Hall we had a problem with Japanese knotweed but we have killed it. For years it grew constantly and we tried to dig it out but without success.
In 2009, however, once it had grown to the thick and hollow stalks stage we cut it almost to ground level and put in two or three drops of a strong weed killer into each stem. In 2010 we repeated this action for the lot fewer that grew again and this strategy has killed it all off.
We understand that with a larger scale problem this method would be time consuming. Nevertheless it would have long term beneficial effects.
There is something that someone else can completely take away for you. The wrong that you have thought, said and done (which God calls sin) with its consequential judgment, can be taken away from you.
Hebrews c9v26 says “… but now once in the end of the world has he (Christ v24) appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.”
1 John c3v5 “And you (Christians) know that he (Christ) was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin.”