Now, on the first day of the week,
while it was still dark,
the earth was formless and empty,
darkness was on the face of the deep,
and Mary Magdalene came to the tomb
and saw that the stone had been removed
from the entrance.
Then God said, “LET THERE BE LIGHT.”
And there was light,
and suddenly, a man in clothes
that gleamed like lightning stood there.
And he said,
“Why are you looking for the living among the dead?
He is not here. HE IS RISEN!”
God saw that the light was good,
and He separated the light from the darkness,
because it was not possible for death
to keep its hold on Him.
The light shines on in the darkness,
and the darkness cannot master it.
God called the light ‘day’,
and the darkness He called ‘night’.
And there was evening, and there was morning,
the first day.