It Was Still Dark: Every other gospel account begins at dawn, the beginning of the light. But not John. It was still dark as Mary Magdalene came to the tomb. We can't help but to see that this fact points to something significant in the Resurrection story. It is precisely a great moment of grief that we encounter the brightest light. This is the message of hope that shines through the haunting story of Mary Magdalene and the first Easter. And it has its start in the dark emptiness of a tomb.