As Mary made her way to the tomb on the first Easter morning, John tells us, "it was still dark outside."
The sun (in the sky) had not yet risen, but the Son (of God) already had!
Sometimes it takes a little time for the rest of the story to unfold - even when God's work is done and the war is already won. This, of course, is still true today...
Primary text is John 20:1-18.