by Kyriakose Cherian
Finding God is a purely fictional narrative using a few characters and events from the Bible.
Revolving around the lives of two persons, Baruch and Abram, whose families and servants were compelled to leave the happiness and prosperity of their lives in Ur and relocate to their tribal enclave in Harran.
Stumbling accidentally into a forbidden act, Baruch demolishes the myth of gods descending to the ziggurat. Spurred by growing desire to find truth sifting through the lies and deceit, he demolishes more myths; an act in which Abram becomes a willing companion. Quite suddenly their lives get entangled in acts of treachery and rape which can only be erased and expiated through an equally strong action – revenge. Unaware of the events around them the family goes through other dark facets of human life, lust, greed and even murder.
Truth unraveled, their focus shifted to finding real God. For Abram, personal conflicts amplify the resolve, transforming into an obsession, until it dawns on the seekers that the power and providence of God are not necessarily displayed by extraordinary and awesome events and the presence of God can be felt or seen even in the small ripples on the still waters of a placid lake, in a gentle breeze over the meadows that doesn’t even stir a single leaf or in the least expected at of kindness.