An Indiana girl was in her home recently when she received a strange and compelling message inside her head. It told her to go outside into her backyard. While nine-year-old Elysia Laub did not entirely understand what was happening, she did believe in God and knew that he worked in mysterious ways.

Laub went into the yard but did not see or hear anything. When she turned to go back into the house, there was a cry from nearby bushes. It was there that the girl discovered an abandoned, newborn baby. Laub said she saw the baby’s legs kicking and knew right away she had to get help. She went and got her mother, who picked the baby up and then called the police. It was later determined the baby had been outside alone for several hours and would have soon died if it had not been for Laub.

The community is calling the baby’s rescue a miracle. Laub said it was God working through her. Laub’s mother said if her daughter had not listened to the voice in her head, they would have gone outside hours later and found the baby dead. Police are now searching for the child’s mother. The Laubs asked everyone to pray for the baby.

Police in northwest Indiana are investigating after a 9-year-old girl playing in her backyard discovered a newborn baby wrapped in a black towel, with the umbilical cord and placenta still attached, police say.