In the wake of the tragic shooting that claimed nine lives at the historic “Mother” Emanuel A.M.E. church in Charleston, South Carolina, Pastor Reginald Sharpe, Jr. discusses what it truly means to have “God with us.” Incidents such as the Emanuel shooting resonate deeply within us and may even cause us to question our faith. How could God allow such a devastating thing to happen? The Bible tells us that God was with Joseph as tragic things happened to him throughout his life. These events ultimately put Joseph in a position to help his brothers when they needed him most. Like Joseph, we can take comfort in the fact that that even in the presence of evil, “God is with us” and He has the power to turn tragedy into triumph in the end.