We chose the archer as a symbol of the strong friendship between Jonathan and David in the bible.
David’s good friend Jonathan was the son of King Saul, and the rightful heir to the throne. When God clearly anointed David, Jonathan was faithful and honoring to God and his friend David.
King Saul wanted to kill David to reinstate his own son and made many attempts to capture and kill David. During one episode David was coming to Saul’s home to seek peace and Jonathan thought he could be in grave danger.
They made a plan that Jonathan would shoot his arrows deep past the target if Saul was setting a trap for David and this would be his sign to flee for his life. The arrow was long, the clear warning that David was in danger.
David’s success as one of the greatest kings in history was made possible by the sacrificial friendship of his friend Jonathan. We see this as one of the most striking examples of a committed, true, friendship.