I find profound and life-changing truth in this. On the surface, it may seem kind-of depressing, but take it from someone who KNOWS "depressing"... it's really the opposite. It is the only answer that makes any sense when we have tried all the world has to offer (and I have tried alot of it)... and yet, our longings are never quite satisfied. Even "the most luxurious home" didn't offer me all I could WANT in a house. And even when we do all the right things, bad things still happen, never mind the grief we experience when we inevitably do the wrong things. And even the best, most faithful christian people live every day in situations that are just hard.
I am still making my way through "Mere Christianity" and C.S. Lewis says it this way.... "If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world".
The house we toured was nice, but they are wrong that there is nothing to compare to its luxury. The many mansions in my Father's House are much more grand and leave nothing to be desired. He is all I need and all I could ever want and my soul will never be completely satisfied until I am with Him forever. I find alot of comfort in realizing that.
I have more to say on this subject.... stay tuned. :-)