I attended worship Sunday unfortunately at a lifeless community church (not Otter, nor Fellowship). I heard a better sermon from Ella at the lunch table. She was musing on why God loves us and said, "He Loves Us No Matter What-- Period!
Her emphatic words speak to the mysteries of Easter--why would God put his own son to death and why would Jesus agree to die?
I don't expect to fully figure that out until heaven, but I am content with God Loves Us No Matter What Period!