One of the most common metaphors we use to refer to God is “Creator.” God beheld the chaos and, with a breath and a word, creates the heavens and the earth, creates us and all that we know.
Do I believe that this is really what happened? No. But I also reject the choice presented by some atheists: either the stories are true as is or they are false, and therefore there is no God. My experiences are much more complex. I am moved by one of the meditations in the Gates of Prayer: