"Early, on the first day of the week, while it was still dark," Do you hear the echo of the first creation? In order for it to be 'early', temporal order - time - has to exist and it is, again, a creation of God and an echo of long ago. Genesis 1, of long ago, expresses that first event of the creation with the words, "In the beginning". In other words, early, when God crerates, there is an ending to 'chaos' and a beginning of 'time', even in the darkness it is a new day.
And so it is in the beginning of the new creation, there is 'new' time, a time beyond death, judgement and decay. And early, in the darkness, love came, created (again) and ventured out!
"Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed...." "Then God said, 'Let there be light'; and there was light." - Genesis 1:3
Here on Easter, the love of God in and through the Holy Spirit and the love of humanity, in and through Mary Magdalene, parallel each other. Mary's love and God's love; however have the same goal -- redemption of the 'deep darkness' that still covers the earth! Mary's efforts are limited by the limits of humanity in both power and faith. She is coming to finish the proper preparation of the body of Jesus, which had been shortcut before the Sabbath began. It would not bring light to the darkness of Jesus' death, but it would bring a candle of comfort to those who loved him, for all that could be done for the one they loved, in human terms, would be completed.