You know, I’m not convinced that God created the universe. I’m attracted far more to the concept of God bringing order out of chaos.
For a start it fits well with other major Christian beliefs. The Christ event appears to me to be about God trying to tidy up the mess. I mean if God is creative in a completely omnipotent way why didn’t God do something more interventionist, concrete and less risky. And the orthodox belief in a coming new heaven and earth, which is already in production, which is gradual as well as cataclysmic, is a bringing order thing rather than a single act of creation.
Secondly it ties in with our present scientific understanding of the universe. In fact, it is a perfect fit, whilst creationist ideas are not. But I’m not altering the concept of God to fit modern knowledge. The argument as to wether God created the universe from nothing or created it out of a preexisting chaos is very ancient.